Germany: Government to increase oversight of foreign takeovers

A Stratfor situation report cites Deutsche Welle in reporting Berlin is working to amend legislation that will allow the German government to intervene when an investor from outside the EU attempts to acquire more than 15 percent of a German company, rather than the current limit of 25 percent. Concerned about Chinese and U.S. takeovers of German companies, Germany’s government passed a law last year that gives it more power and time to intervene in and monitor foreign takeovers.


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