Effects Of CFIUS Rules On Minority Investments

Law360, New York (April 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Recently enacted regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury on behalf of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States affect a wide variety of minority investments in transactions by foreign investors, including joint ventures and private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions that have become more prevalent as traditional merger and acquisition transactions have dried up as a result of the crisis in the financial markets.

In addition to these new rules, which went into effect Dec. 22, 2008, the Treasury Department also...
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