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Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.

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CFIUS Clearance: Huatai Securities, AssetMark Financial Holdings and WBI OBS Financial

Status:  Clearance Acquirer:  Huatai Securities Co., Ltd. (China); AssetMark Financial Holdings, Inc., (US) Acquired:  WBI OBS Financial, LLC (US) Value:  US$18.4 million Industry:  Financial Services On September 30, 2019, AssetMark Financial Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMK), a “provider of extensive wealth management and technology solutions that power independent financial advisers and their clients,” (AssetMark Financial Holdings, Inc., … Continue Reading

CFIUS: Interim Rule Establishes Filing Fees as of May 1, 2020

UPDATE:  On April 29, 2020, the US Department of the Treasury (the Treasury) issued an interim rule, effective May 1, 2020, concerning applicable filing fees for formal notice filings with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or Committee), essentially implementing the proposed rule issued on March 9, 2020.… Continue Reading

Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE; General Atlantic Coöperatief U.A. and The Meet Group, Inc.

Status:  Upcoming/New Filing Acquirer:  ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (Germany) and General Atlantic Coöperatief U.A. (The Netherlands) Acquired:  The Meet Group, Inc. (US) Value:   $500 million (Approx.) Industry:  Software; Information Services… Continue Reading

Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Aon plc and Willis Towers Watson Public Company Limited

Status:  Upcoming/New Filing Acquirer:             Aon plc (UK, Ireland) Acquired:            Willis Towers Watson Public Company Limited (Ireland) Value:                   Approx. US$24 billion Industry:             Financial Services; Insurance… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: BC Partners and Presidio, Inc.

Status:                  Clearance Acquirer:             BC Partners (United Kingdom) Acquired:            Presidio, Inc. (US) Value:                   Approx. US$2.2 billion Industry:              Technology Services; Network and Data Solutions… Continue Reading

Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: WSP Global Inc. and Ecology and Environment Inc.

Status:  Upcoming/New Filing   Acquirer:             WSP Global Inc. (Canada) Acquired:            Ecology and Environment Inc. (US) Value:                   Approx. US$67.3 Million Industry:             Engineering; Industrial Products & Services… Continue Reading

CFIUS Authority Expanded Via FIRRMA Implementing Regulations

UPDATE:  An annotated form of the full list of covered investment critical infrastructure and functions related to covered investment critical infrastructure as proposed by CFIUS that is referenced below is now available under the CFIUS Resources section of this blog. On September 17, 2019, the US Department of the Treasury issued proposed regulations to implement the … Continue Reading

CFIUS Investigation: Dassault Systèmes and Medidata Solutions

Status:  Investigation Acquirer:             Dassault Systèmes SE (France) Acquired:            Medidata Solutions, Inc. (US) Value:                   Approx. US$5.8 Billion Industry:              Software; Life Sciences… Continue Reading

Advice for Chinese Companies: How to Cope with Strengthened US Export Controls and CFIUS – Seminars in Shanghai and Beijing – October 2019

Keep US Open to Chinese Business: 维持一个对华企业开放的美国: How to Cope With Strengthened US Export Controls and CFIUS 应对日趋严格的美国出口管制和CFIUS审查的实务指南 Friday, October 11, 2019 – Shanghai (2019 年10月11日,周五 – 上海) Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – Beijing (2019 年10月15日,周二 – 北京)… Continue Reading
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