Doreen M. Edelman discusses the increase in CFIUS filing requirements and regulatory scrutiny that private equity firms face for deals involving foreign capital in Fundfire. She notes the reputational impact for companies in addition to the risk of civil and criminal penalties. Edelman says, “[If] you cannot find a way to mitigate with the U.S. government and unwind your deal to a certain extent to reduce the national security issue, you can have to divest, or the foreign party could have to divest from the U.S. business. … It’s just time, money, and embarrassment." (subscription required to access article)