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Jun 11, 2018

The United Kingdom strengthens its control over mergers in critical sectors due to national security considerations

The UK government lowered the target company turnover threshold in military, dual-use, computing hardware and quantum technology sectors that trigger UK's merger regime (from £70 million to £1 million). As the merger control and foreign investment screening mechanisms are intertwined in the UK, these amendments extend the power of the government to scrutinize and intervene takeovers with national security implications in high-tech industries.

Type: Entry and establishment (Approval and admission)

Industry: Manufacturing (Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products, and electrical equipment, Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c., Other manufacturing), Services (Computer programming, consultancy and related activities)

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