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PE Closely Watching CFIUS Bill, Ropes & Gray Co-Chair Says

Law360 (June 25, 2018, 3:33 PM EDT) -- Private equity firms are sweet on technology companies, as innovative platforms can offer big payoffs, but deal makers are closely watching how potential changes to national security oversight on cross-border deals could threaten to entangle funds with international backers, explained Will Shields, co-chair of Ropes & Gray LLP’s private equity practice.

Shields noted that the firm’s private equity practice is closely monitoring the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, or FIRRMA, as it works its way through Congress. The bill aims to broaden the reach of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States in an effort to curb foreign investment in sensitive U.S....

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