Aixtron deal formally blocked

|About: Aixtron SE (AIXXF)|By:, SA News Editor

A rare move, signaling a sense of heightened scrutiny over M&A with globally interconnected security implications.

While Aixtron (NASDAQ:AIXG) is based in Germany and its prospective buyers Chinese, the U.S. retained a say on the deal due to subsidiaries Aixtron operates in California and a count of 100 people it employs within the country.