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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Feb 21 2018

GNC tweaks maturity extension amendment to thwart holdouts

NEW YORK, Feb 21 (LPC) - Ailing US vitamin and supplement retailer GNC Holdings Inc has sweetened the terms of a complex amendment to its existing credit agreement to extend a looming March 2019 debt maturity, after early consents from lenders fell short of a required threshold, according to three sources familiar with the transaction.

Feb 16 2018

American Greetings LBO backed by $370 million term loan

NEW YORK (LPC) - US greeting card and stationer American Greetings’ leveraged buyout by private firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) will be backed by a roughly $370 million institutional term loan, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

Feb 14 2018

More banks joining $14 billion debt for Blackstone's TR unit buy

LONDON More banks are poised to join a $14 billion financing backing U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters Corp , banking sources said on Wednesday.

Feb 14 2018

LPC-More banks joining US$14bn debt for Blackstone's TR unit buy

LONDON, Feb 14 More banks are poised to join a US$14bn financing backing US private equity firm Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters Corp, banking sources said on Wednesday.

Feb 12 2018

U.S. gunmaker Remington reaches deal with creditors to file for bankruptcy

Remington Outdoor Company Inc, one of the largest U.S. makers of firearms, said on Monday it had reached a deal with its creditors to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to slash its $950 million debtload.

Feb 08 2018

Exclusive: U.S. gunmaker Remington seeks financing to file for bankruptcy: sources

Remington Outdoor Company Inc, one of the largest U.S. makers of firearms, has reached out to banks and credit investment funds in search of financing that will allow it to file for bankruptcy, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Feb 01 2018

LPC-EaglePicher LBO backed by US$565m of term loans

NEW YORK, Feb 1 US specialized battery company EaglePicher Technologies LLC’s leveraged buyout by private equity firm GTCR will be backed by US$565m of institutional term loans, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Jan 30 2018

Bank trio lead $13 billion debt for Blackstone's Thomson Reuters unit bid

LONDON Banks are lining up a jumbo leveraged financing of around $13 billion to back U.S. private-equity firm Blackstone Group's potential acquisition of a 55 percent stake in the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters Corp, banking sources said.

Jan 30 2018

LPC-Bank trio lead US$13bn debt for Blackstone's Thomson Reuters unit bid

LONDON, Jan 30 Banks are lining up a jumbo leveraged financing of around US$13bn to back US private equity firm Blackstone Group’s potential acquisition of a 55% stake in the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters Corp , banking sources said.

Jan 26 2018

U.S. gunmaker Remington turns to debt restructuring advisors-sources

Remington Outdoor Company Inc, one of the largest U.S. makers of firearms, is working with investment bank Lazard Ltd on options to restructure its $950 million debt pile, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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