The German government announced closer scrutiny of acquisitions by non-EU firms in 2017, which was made in response to the 2016 takeover of industrial robotics firm Kuka by Chinese firm Midea. Photo: Reuters The German government announced closer scrutiny of acquisitions by non-EU firms in 2017, which was made in response to the 2016 takeover of industrial robotics firm Kuka by Chinese firm Midea. Photo: Reuters
The German government announced closer scrutiny of acquisitions by non-EU firms in 2017, which was made in response to the 2016 takeover of industrial robotics firm Kuka by Chinese firm Midea. Photo: Reuters

Germany

Germany aims to shield tech firms from foreign takeovers

  • Berlin plans to review or block foreign purchases of stakes as low as 10 per cent in ‘critical technology’ companies
  • That would cover firms in robotics, artificial intelligence, semiconductors, biotechnology and quantum technology

Topic |   Germany
The German government announced closer scrutiny of acquisitions by non-EU firms in 2017, which was made in response to the 2016 takeover of industrial robotics firm Kuka by Chinese firm Midea. Photo: Reuters The German government announced closer scrutiny of acquisitions by non-EU firms in 2017, which was made in response to the 2016 takeover of industrial robotics firm Kuka by Chinese firm Midea. Photo: Reuters
The German government announced closer scrutiny of acquisitions by non-EU firms in 2017, which was made in response to the 2016 takeover of industrial robotics firm Kuka by Chinese firm Midea. Photo: Reuters
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