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Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.

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CFIUS Filing Withdrawn and Refiled: ARRIS International plc, Brocade Communications Systems and Broadcom

Status:  Withdraw and Refile   Acquirer:  ARRIS International plc (England and Wales) Acquired:  Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (US); Broadcom Ltd. (Singapore) Value:  US$800 million Industry: Telecommunications; Network and Data Solutions; Semiconductors… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: BC Partners/Medina Capital/Longview Asset Management and CenturyLink

Status:  Clearance Acquirer:  BC Partners (United Kingdom); Medina Capital (US); Longview Asset Management Ltd. (Canada) Acquired:   CenturyLink, Inc. (US) Value:  Approx. US$2.3 billion Industry:  Technology Services; Network and Data Solutions… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Withdrawn and Refiled for Second Time: Broadcom Ltd. and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Status Update:  Withdrawn and Refiled (2nd time)   Acquirer:  Broadcom Ltd. (Singapore) Acquired:  Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (US) Value:  Approx. US$5.9 Billion Industry: Telecommunications; Network and Data Solutions; Semiconductors… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Withdrawn/Abandoned: NavInfo/Tencent/GIC Pte and HERE International

Status:  Withdrawn/Abandoned   Acquirer:  NavInfo Co., Ltd., (China); Tencent Holdings Limited (China); GIC Pte (Singapore) Acquired:  HERE International B.V. (Netherlands) Value:  Unknown, potentially US$330 million Industry:  Technology Services; Software… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates and DigitalGlobe

Status:   Clearance   Acquirer:  MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (Canada) Acquired:  DigitalGlobe, Inc. (US) Value:  US$3.6 billion (C$4.7 billion) Industry: Telecommunications; Aerospace   UPDATE:  On September 28, 2017, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., the Canadian global communications and information company, and DigitalGlobe, Inc., a US based satellite imagery company, “announced that the Committee on Foreign Investment … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Withdrawn for Third Time: China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co. Ltd. and Genworth Financial, Inc.

Status Update:  Withdrawn (3rd time)   Acquirer:  China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co. Ltd (China) Acquired:  Genworth Financial Inc. (US) Value:  US$2.7 billion Industry:  Financial Services   UPDATE:  In an October 2, 2017 press release, Genworth Financial Inc. and China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd. “reported that they have withdrawn their joint voluntary notice with the Committee … Continue Reading

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
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