We’re not ones for academic research papers, but a recent 66-page essay by two professors actually got our attention. The professors argue that the expansion of CFIUS’s jurisdiction and national security “creep” may have broader implications on dealmaking and the economy. Details inside.
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Top 10 takeaways from the latest CFIUS annual report to Congress
As we reported last week, CFIUS reviewed a record number of transactions in 2021, according to the Committee’s latest report. For additional insights, we turned to Grigore Alexandru, who broke down the DoD’s unclassified CFIUS procedures for us earlier this year. His “top 10” takeaways are inside.
Congressional Research Service publishes overview on FDI issues
A Congressional research agency has published an overview of key issues related to foreign investment and national security. The report provides a “plain English” summary of key positions and upcoming decisions for members of Congress. Details and the report are inside.
Survey data show executives not educated on, prepared for, CFIUS
A new survey by Foreign Investment Watch shows that executives feel neither educated nor adequately prepared to comply with new FIRRMA rules. When asked how educated they felt about CFIUS rules or filing processes (on a scale of one to ten, with ten being “very prepared”) the average response was only four. Details inside.
CFIUS investigations decrease in latest report to Congress
CFIUS posted its annual report to Congress. Inside, we provide extensive details, including charts of notices, investigations and withdrawals, as well as an update on mitigation agreements, enforcement, time to respond by CFIUS, sectors and countries most impacted, and more.
CFIUS investigations decreased in 2018; latest data available
This week, CFIUS filed its annual report to Congress, disclosing the latest data on investigations, notices withdrawn, average days to complete reviews, and more. Details, charts, highlights, and the full report are inside.
Exclusive: Report shows 178.6 days for CFIUS clearance
According to a study conducted by Foreign Investment Watch, CFIUS takes on average 178.6 days to review and investigate transactions for national security. Details, data, expert insights, and filing tips are inside…
Congressional Research Service posts 2020 CFIUS update
Fast on the heels of a November 2019 update only two months ago, the Congressional Research Service provided a new January 2020 report on CFIUS.
GAO report on fraud, contractors and security
Details on a GAO report that looked at fraud and national security risks to the Department of Defense, specifically when “opaque ownership structures” are employed by contractors.
Latest Report Shows Major Uptick in CFIUS Probes
Details on the CFIUS annual report to Congress, which showed significant increase in the number of notices filed by companies.
Report: China still accounts for most notices filed
The latest CFIUS report to Congress noted that acquisitions by investors from China accounted for the largest number of notices filed each year from 2015 to 2017. Numbers inside…
Congressional Research Service updates CFIUS report
This week, the Congressional Research Service updated a 41-page report on CFIUS. Details, contacts, and the report are inside.
Report claims that CFIUS is impacting investment
Is CFIUS having a chilling impact on Chinese investment in the United States?