Some good news. “Dubai’s $1.2 Bln Bid for U.S. Weapons Maker Delayed (Update3),” from Bloomberg, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
March 20 (Bloomberg) — Dubai, which agreed this month to sell its interest in U.S. ports, said its $1.2 billion takeover of a U.K. company with U.S. plants that make military equipment is delayed while the authorities investigate security concerns.
Dubai International Capital LLC, which is owned by the government of the Persian Gulf emirate, and Doncasters Group Ltd. agreed to delay the transaction by as many as two months from March 31 while government agencies review the purchase, Sameer Al Ansari, Dubai International’s chief executive, said in an interview today.
“After what happened with Dubai Ports, the government is looking at this deal more closely,” Al Ansari said after a press conference in Dubai announcing an agreement with HSBC Holdings Plc.
Better late than never.