Despite the close US-Israel relationship, Israeli companies and funds seeking to invest in US technologies can face US national security scrutiny that could significantly delay deals, and in some cases prevent or unwind the transaction. Israeli investment in US technology companies, however, should continue to be regarded as an attractive option, as long as the right planning and analysis occurs. Below is an overview of the key US regulatory scheme, and the steps to take in order to minimize regulatory delay, risk, and cost.

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