June 3 L-1 Identity Solutions said the
Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)
completed its 30-day review of the face-recognition software
maker's sale to French defense company Safran , and was
moving forward with a 45-day investigation process.
Last September, Safran had offered to buy L-1 Identity for
$1.09 billion in cash. [ID:nLDE68I0KJ]
L-1 Identity said in a regulatory filing that it is making
progress on a definitive mitigation agreement that is
satisfactory to all parties, although there is no assurance this
The company said the 45-day process, which is scheduled to
expire on July 18, could be completed earlier if a definitive
mitigation agreement is reached with CFIUS.
L-1's face-recognition and other biometric products are used
by government agencies to improve security and border management
and commercially at financial institutions.
Shares of the Connecticut-based L-1 Identity closed at
$11.22 on Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Megha Mandavia in Bangalore; Editing by Roshni