I’ve successfully made it through the first work week at my new in-house job, so I’ll reward myself with some blogging. You may recall the Ralls case, where some Chinese investors (backed by SOE Sany) purchased a U.S. firm that owned several wind farms. However, the siting of one of these was problematic (too close [...]
You remember the Ralls wind farm case, yes? The deal involving Chinese investors, backed by Chinese firm Sany, and several U.S. wind farms, one of which happened to be near a navy base. Because of national security concerns, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) forced Ralls to divest itself of certain assets; [...]
When reviewing Chinese inward investment deals, should the U.S. take into account how American companies are treated in the PRC?
The president scotched a wind farm acquisition by Chinese investors. Hard to see any useful lessons to be learned here.
It would be nice if this lawsuit would shed some light on the U.S. national security review process, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Add Senator James “Batshit Crazy” Inhofe to the list of U.S. lawmakers who want America to stop the CNOOC-Nexen deal.
Sensing an opportunity to score some cheap China bashing points, some Democrats and now joining their Republican colleagues in calling for a national security review.
Hey, if I had a tough cross-border M&A problem in the U.S. with political implications, I know who I’d call.
Would a U.S. rejection of a China bid for Yahoo be legally justified? I’m not sure anyone would even bother to ask the question.
A new report by the Asia Society on Chinese overseas investment recommends that the US works on image control and depoliticizing the review process while resisting calls for reciprocal protectionism.
Still stinging from a recent M&A rejection by US security review authorities, Huawei looks to mend fences, but will greater transparency win enough hearts and minds in DC?
Anecdotal evidence is a tricky thing. Just because China and the US have rejected a few acquisitions doesn’t mean that an M&A Cold War has started. Perhaps someone should tell Reuters.
It’s been a month since Huawei’s latest US deal went sideways. Is it time to for Chinese investors to panic yet?
Huawei steps back from the edge, bowing to US foreign investment review panel recommendations.
China’s new national security review process for foreign acquisitions of Chinese companies kicks in next month. Let’s not panic just yet.
Huawei Technologies tries another U.S. purchase, and fails again. Unlike the 3COM deal, which was shot down by bloviating politicians, this one never even got off the ground.