Bloomberg Law
April 16, 2019, 7:48 PM

ANALYSIS: CFIUS Scrutiny Forces Chinese Sale of Grindr

Robert Kim
Robert Kim
Legal Analyst

The March 27 news that a Chinese company that owns Grindr is preparing to sell the popular gay dating app under pressure from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) rapidly created perhaps the most discussed CFIUS issue since the 2006 Dubai Ports World case that first propelled CFIUS to national attention. Media reports that CFIUS considered Chinese ownership of Grindr to be a risk to U.S. national security have not received any official confirmation or explanation, leaving room for speculation on CFIUS’s reasoning. Legal analysis may explain part of it, but significant elements may be in ...

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