The sector-specific FDI screening regime applies to acquisitions in a German company that manufactures weapons of war, technology for armored vehicles, other military technologies, or products with IT security features for processing of classified information.  Acquisitions by foreign investors in such companies trigger a mandatory notification requirement as of an initial (indirect) investment of 10% of the voting rights. Subsequent filing requirements are triggered every time the foreign investor (indirectly) increases its voting rights to at least 20%, 25%, 40%, 50%, or 75%, respectively.

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