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  • Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Premier American Uranium Inc. (Canada) and American Future Fuel Corporation (Canada)

    Status: Upcoming/New Filing Acquirer: Premier American Uranium Inc. (Canada) Acquired: American Future Fuel Corporation (Canada) Value: $95 million Industry Tags: Mining & Extraction; Nuclear; Materials; Energy On March 19, 2024, Premier American Uranium Inc. (TSXV: PUR) and American Future Fuel Corporation (CSE: AMPS) entered into an agreement “pursuant to which Premier American Uranium will...

  • The Price Cap on Russian Oil – Part 1: Increased OFAC Enforcement

    In June 2022, the Group of Seven (“G7”) countries—Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States—decided to pursue a policy to cap the price of Russian oil. In December 2022, the G7 countries, joined by Australia and the supranational European Union (together, the “Price Cap Coalition”) officially implemented measures to ban...

  • CFIUS Pending Filing: Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP and FirstEnergy Transmission, LLC

    Status:      Clearance Acquirer:            Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (Canada) Acquired:            FirstEnergy Transmission, LLC (U.S.) Value:                  $3.5 billion Industry Tags:    Energy; Regulated Utilities UPDATE: On November 24, 2023, CFIUS notified FET, Brookfield and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority that it has determined that there were no unresolved national...

  • CFIUS Upcoming/New Filing: Enbridge Inc. and Dominion Energy

    Status:              Clearance Acquirer:              Enbridge Inc. (Canada) Acquired:             Three gas utility businesses of Dominion Energy (U.S.) Value:                    $14 billion Industry Tags:    Regulated Utilities; Energy; Oil & Gas UPDATE: On January 11, 2024 Enbridge and Dominion received final clearance, without any required mitigation or condition, from the Committee on...

  • Canada’s Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act Goes Into Effect Soon

    On May 11, 2023, Canada passed the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act(Bill S-211), which will take effect on January 1, 2024 (the “Act”). The purpose of this Act is to implement Canada’s international commitment to fighting forced and child labor through reporting obligations on (a) government institutions[1] producing, purchasing,...

  • Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Cameco Corporation and Brookfield WEC Holding Inc.

    Status: Clearance Acquirer: Cameco Corporation (Canada) & Brookfield Renewable Partners (Cayman Islands) Acquired: Brookfield WEC Holdings Inc. (i.e.,Westinghouse Electric Company) (U.S.)  Value: approximately $8 billion Industry Tags: Energy UPDATE: On May 5, 2023, Brookfield Business Partners announced it had “received approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS

  • CFIUS Filing Pending: Searchlight Capital Partners L.P. (U.S) and Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (U.S.)

    Status: Pending Acquirer: Searchlight Capital Partners L.P. (U.S) and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (Canada) Acquired: Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (U.S.) Value: $3.1 billion Industry Tags: Telecommunications On October 15, 2023, Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., (Nasdaq: CNSL), “a top 10 fiber provider in the United States,” entered into a merger...

  • CFIUS Clearance: Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP and FirstEnergy Transmission, LLC

    Status:               Clearance Acquirer:                         Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (Canada) Acquired:                        FirstEnergy Transmission, LLC (U.S.) Value:                              $2.375 billion Industry Tags:             Energy; Regulated Utilities On November 6, 2021, FirstEnergy Corp. (“FE”), a public utility holding company, along with FirstEnergy...

  • Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Viterra Limited; Glencore PLC; Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; British Columbia Investment Management Corporation; and Bunge Limited

    Status: Upcoming/ New Filing Acquirer: Viterra Limited (The Netherlands); Glencore PLC (Sweden); Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (Canada); British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (Canada) Acquired: Bunge Limited (U.S.) Value: $8.2 billion Industry Tags:  Agriculture; Agribusiness On June 13, 2023, Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG)“entered into a definitive agreement with Viterra Limited, a

  • Florida Electronic Health Records Exchange Act Amended – Health Records Maintained by Qualifying Health Care Providers Must Be Stored in the U.S., U.S. Territories, and Canada Only

    On May 8, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida signed CS/CS/SB 264, amending a suite of Florida statutes to impose heightened requirements on business activities involving foreign interests.  As related to the health care industry, CS/CS/SB 264 amended the Florida Electronic Health Records Exchange Act (“Act”) to, among other things, require “health care providers” that...

  • CFIUS Clearance: Brookfield Business Partners L.P. and Westinghouse Electric Company

    Status: Clearance Acquirer: Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (Bermuda; Canada) Acquired: Westinghouse Electric Company (U.S.)  Value: approximately $4.6 billion Industry Tags: Energy On January 4, 2018, Brookfield Business Partners L.P., “the listed business [(TSX, NYSE:BBU)] services and industrials company of Brookfield Asset Management Inc.,” (TSX, NYSE:BAM), a publicly traded Canadian based...

  • Chips Chatter: March 14-April 3, 2023

    Multilateral Chips Export Controls – Friendshoring, Friendshoring, and Friendshoring Export Controls & Disruptive Technology Strike Force What We’re Tracking – CHIPS Incentives Program In Case You Missed It

  • U.S. Executive Branch Update – March 24, 2023

    This report provides a snapshot of the U.S. Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* 9:00 a.m. – The President receives the President’s Daily Briefing 11:10 a.m. – The President participates in an official welcome ceremony and book signing 11:30 a.m. – The President participates in a bilateral...

  • US Executive Branch Update: March 22, 2023

    This report provides a snapshot of the U.S. Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* 9:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Briefing | The White House 5:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host a reception celebrating Women’s History Month; The...

  • Trade Alert: New Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD) Petitions on Certain Tin Mill Products from Canada, China, Germany, Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom

    On January 18, 2023, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, filed a petition to impose (a) antidumping (AD) duties on imports of Certain Tin Mill Products from Canada, China, Germany, Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom; and, (b) countervailing...

  • Pending CFIUS Filing: Algonquin/Kentucky Power

    Status:  Clearance Acquirer:  Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (Canada) Acquired:  Kentucky Power Company and AEP Kentucky Transmission Company, Inc. (U.S.) Value:  $2.846 billion Industry Tags:  Regulated Utilities; Energy On October 26, 2021, Liberty Utilities Co., a regulated utility operating subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., a Canadian publicly traded energy company (TSX: AQN)

  • CFIUS Clearance: Clairvest Group and O&M Business of First Solar

    Status:  Clearance Acquirer:  Clairvest Group Inc. (Canada) Acquired:  O&M business of First Solar, Inc. (US) Value:  US$213 million Industry:  Energy UPDATE:  On March 31, 2021, “First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR), announced the completion of the previously announced sale of its North American Operations and Maintenance (O&M) business to NovaSource Power Services . . . .  NovaSource...

  • CFIUS Clearance: OMERS Infrastructure Management, FS Saguaro and First Solar

    Status:  Clearance Acquirer:  OMERS Infrastructure Management Inc. (Canada) Acquired:  FS Saguaro, LLC, certain assets, and the Development Business of First Solar, Inc. (US) Value:  US$261 million Industry:  Energy UPDATE:  “On March 31, 2021, [the parties] completed the transaction for an aggregate purchase price of $284.0 million, subject to certain customary post-closing adjustments. Such...

  • CFIUS Clearance: TELUS International (Cda) Inc. and Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.

    Status:  Clearance Acquirer:  TELUS International (Cda) Inc. (Canada) Acquired:  Lionbridge AI business of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (U.S.) Value:  US$939 million Industry:  Artificial Intelligence; Information Services On December 31, 2020, TELUS International (Cda) Inc., a Canadian publicly traded company (NYSE: TIXT; TSX: TIXT:CA) that provides digital IT solutions and services announced...

  • Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: CAE Inc. and Military Training Business of L3Harris Technologies, Inc.

    Status:  Upcoming/New Filing Acquirer:             CAE Inc. (Canada) Acquired:            Military Training business of L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (US) Value:                   $1.05 billion Industry:             Defense services On March 1, 2021, CAE Inc., a Canadian publicly traded (SX: CAE, NYSE: CAE) producer...

  • Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Empower Retirement, Great-West Lifeco, Power Corp. of Canada and Personal Capital Corporation

    Status:  Upcoming/New Filing Acquirer:  Empower Retirement, LLC (US); Great-West Lifeco Inc. (Canada); Power Corporation of Canada (Canada) Acquired:  Personal Capital Corporation (US) Value:  US$825 million Industry:  Financial Services Empower Retirement, LLC, a US subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco Inc., a publicly traded Canadian financial services holding company (TSX:GWO) that is majority...

  • US Issues Joint Initiatives with Canada and Mexico Temporarily Restricting Travel Across Borders

    Effective March 21, 2020, the United States entered into joint initiatives with Canada and Mexico to restrict travel across the land borders with each country.  All non-essential travel across the US-Canada and US-Mexico borders is temporarily restricted.  The restrictions are to remain in place for 30 days subject to review by each of the respective...

  • Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Brookfield Asset Management and Cincinnati Bell

    Status:  Upcoming/New Filing   Acquirer:  Brookfield Asset Management (Canada) Acquired:  Cincinnati Bell Inc. (US) Value:  US$2.6 billion Industry:  Telecommunications; Infrastructure On December 21, 2019, Cincinnati Bell Inc., a publicly traded (NYSE: CBB) US provider of “communications solutions to residential and business customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks,” entered into a...

  • Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Canada Pension Investment Board and Pattern Energy Group

    Status:   Upcoming/New Filing   Acquirer:  Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (Canada) Acquired:  Pattern Energy Group Inc. (US) Value:  US$6.1 billion Industry:  Energy On November 3, 2019, Pattern Energy Group Inc., a US publicly traded (Nasdaq and TSX: PEGI) vertically integrated renewable energy company, entered into a merger agreement with Pacific US Inc., an entity “controlled...

  • BIS Amends Regulations Governing Export and Reexport of Geospatial Imaging Software

    On January 6, 2020, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to make software specially designed to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery subject to the EAR and to impose a requirement of a license for the export and reexport of such software. The...

  • Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: WSP Global Inc. and Ecology and Environment Inc.

    Status:  Upcoming/New Filing   Acquirer:             WSP Global Inc. (Canada) Acquired:            Ecology and Environment Inc. (US) Value:                   Approx. US$67.3 Million Industry:             Engineering; Industrial Products & Services On August 28, 2019, Ecology and Environment Inc., a New York corporation, entered into a merger agreement with WSP Global Inc., a Canadian...

  • RugbyX: Rugby’s answer to Twenty20?

    When the Twenty20 (“T20”) concept was first proposed by cricket executives in 2002, as a means to freshen up the traditional game and boost viewing figures, it was met with a mixed response. However, almost 20 years on, T20 has revolutionised the game, dramatically boosting exposure to the game, both domestically and overseas. By way...

  • Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Brookfield Asset Management and Oaktree Capital Group

    Status:  Upcoming/New Filing   Acquirer:  Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (Canada) Acquired:  Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (US) Value:  Approximately US$4.7 billion Industry:  Financial Services On March 13, 2019, Oaktree Capital Group, LLC, a California based asset management firm, entered into a merger agreement whereby it and its wholly-owned subsidiary Oslo Holdings LLC, will survive as...

  • CFIUS Filing Clearance: Brookfield Asset Management and TerraForm Power

    Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (Canada) Acquired:  TerraForm Power, Inc. (US) Value:  Approximately US$1.7 billion implied total equity value Industry:  Energy UPDATE:  On October 16, 2017, TerraForm Power, Inc., merged with and into the a subsidiary of Orion US Holdings 1 L.P., resulting in Brookfield Asset Management Inc., beneficially owning 51% of...

  • CFIUS Filing Clearance: Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Pattern Energy Group, and Stillwater Wind

    Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  Public Sector Pension Investment Board (Canada); Pattern Energy Group Inc. (US) Acquired:  Stillwater Wind, LLC (US) Value:  Approximately US$45 Million Industry:  Energy On November 20, 2018, Pattern Energy Group Inc. and Vertuous Energy LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, a Canadian pension investment manager overseeing...

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