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European Commission Considers a CFIUS-like Framework for Screening Foreign Investments

On September 13, 2017, the European Commission published the draft of the EU regulation establishing a common European framework for the review of incoming foreign direct investment (FDI), akin to the process in the US administered by Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS).… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Withdrawn and Re-filed: China Energy Company Limited and Cowen Inc.

Status:  Withdrawn and Re-filed   Acquirer:  China Energy Company Limited (China) Acquired:  Cowen Inc. (US) Value:  Investment of approx. US$100 million Industry:  Financial Services   UPDATE:  On September 15, 2017, Cowen and CEFC China Energy Company Limited “announced that they have withdrawn and re-filed their joint voluntary notice to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the … Continue Reading

President Decides Fate on CFIUS Filing: Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, Inc. and Lattice Semiconductor Corp.

Status: Presidential Order   Acquirer:  Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, Inc. (US); China Venture Capital Fund Corporation Limited (China) Acquired:  Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (US) Value:  Approximately US$1.3 Billion Industry:  Integrated Circuits; Semiconductors… Continue Reading

Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing (Updated): Ultra Electronics Holdings and Sparton Corporation

Status:  Upcoming/New Filing (updated)   Acquirer:  Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (England and Wales) Acquired:  Sparton Corporation (US) Value:  Approx. US$234.8 million Industry:  Integrated Circuits; Electronic Engineering; Electronic Manufacturing… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Withdrawn, Again: Zhongwang USA LLC/Liu Zhongtian and Aleris Corporation

Status Update:  Withdrawn (2nd time)   Acquirer:  Zhongwang USA LLC (U.S.); Liu Zhongtian (China) Acquired:  Aleris Corporation (U.S.) Value:  Approx. US$2.3 billion Industry:  Steel   UPDATE:  As previously reported (see blog posts below), Aleris Corp. and Zhongwang USA LLC, withdrew their initial notification to CFIUS in February 2017 and refiled in the second quarter of … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Under Review: MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates and DigitalGlobe

Status:   Review   Acquirer:  MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (Canada) Acquired:  DigitalGlobe, Inc. (US) Value:  US$3.6 billion (C$4.7 billion) Industry: Telecommunications; Aerospace   UPDATE:  Following the withdraw and refile of the CFIUS Notice (see blog posts below) in relation to  MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.’s acquisition of DigitalGlobe Inc., a satellite imagery company,  MacDonald, Dettwiler and … Continue Reading
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