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Foreign direct investment screening

Foreign direct investment screening

KPMG’s Corporate Intelligence unit can assist clients with foreign direct investment screening by looking into a range of issues.

Our experts can assist clients with foreign direct investment screening.

Increasingly complex foreign investment patterns and the emergence of new providers of foreign direct investments, in particular state-owned or state-affiliated entities, has caused increased focus on the importance of conducting foreign direct investment (FDI) screening.

Whether in the context of an outright acquisition, or the amassing of a substantial stake in a listed company, such FDI can be of significance due to security, political, and corruption or reputational risks. In addition, many states with active foreign direct investment abroad do not grant the same type of access in their own domestic markets, sparking concerns over the lack of reciprocity. The European Union is currently in the process of defining a framework for foreign direct investment screening on the grounds of security, public order, and defending the essential interests of EU Member States.


KPMG’s Corporate Intelligence unit can assist clients with foreign direct investment screening by looking into a range of issues, including:

  • whether investors have government ties or are Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)
  • who the ultimate beneficial owners of a company are and whether the company is state-owned
  • whether a foreign investor has been involved in any corruption, bribery, or financial crimes
  • whether the foreign investment could be considered a part of another state’s foreign policy
  • whether a foreign investment – particularly in key industry sectors such as defense, infrastructure, or finance – could represent risks to the home country’s national security
  • mapping an investor’s track record as an owner and shareholder
  • other issues of concern to governments and acquisition targets

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