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Arno Schuetze

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

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Exclusive: Carlyle starts preparations for $5 billion listing of chemicals group Atotech - sources

FRANKFURT Buyout group Carlyle is starting preparations for a stock market listing of German speciality chemicals group Atotech, a former part of oil group Total which could be valued at around $5 billion, people close to the matter said.

Aug 10 2018

Packager SIG Combibloc on track to announce listing in September: sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT SIG Combibloc is on track to announce in September its intention to float on the stock market in Zurich, three sources familiar with the matter said, in a listing that could value the Swiss packaging maker at close to 5 billion euros ($5.7 billion).

Aug 10 2018

Packager SIG Combibloc on track to list in September -sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT, Aug 10 SIG Combibloc is on track to announce in September its intention to float on the stock market in Zurich, two sources familiar with the matter said, in a listing that could value the Swiss packaging maker at about 4.5 billion euros.

Aug 08 2018

Online furniture retailer Westwing targets late 2018 IPO - sources

FRANKFURT, Aug 8 Online furniture retailer Westwing, backed by German ecommerce investor Rocket Internet , is reviving plans for a Frankfurt stock market listing which may come in late 2018, people close to the matter said.

Aug 08 2018

Macquarie mulls options for gas network Open Grid Europe -sources

FRANKFURT, Aug 8 Macquarie is considering strategic options for its stake in Open Grid Europe (OGE), Germany's top gas transmission system operator, which could be valued at about 4.5 billion euros ($5.22 billion) in a potential sale, three people familiar with the matter said.

Aug 03 2018

Swiss Re considers 2019 ReAssure IPO as profit fall hits shares

FRANKFURT Swiss Re is exploring a 2019 listing in Britain of its UK closed book business ReAssure, it said on Friday as a 17 percent fall in first half net profit hit its shares.

Aug 01 2018

Activists renew call for structural change as Thyssenkrupp lowers guidance

FRANKFURT Activist investors Cevian and Elliott have renewed calls for structural changes at ThyssenKrupp after the German industrial conglomerate cut its earnings guidance late on Tuesday.

Jul 31 2018

Bayer sells prescription dermatology brands to Denmark's Leo Pharma

FRANKFURT Bayer has agreed to sell its established prescription dermatology brands to Denmark's Leo Pharma, as the German drugmaker focuses on integrating seed maker Monsanto and on bolstering its drug development pipeline.

Jul 31 2018

Germany's Knorr-Bremse in final preparations for autumn IPO -sources

FRANKFURT German brake systems maker Knorr-Bremse is putting the finishing touches to preparations for its initial public offering in the autumn, expected to be Germany's second-largest listing this year after Siemens Healthineers .

Jul 30 2018

German caravan maker Hymer attracts private equity interest: sources

FRANKFURT Family-owned Erwin Hymer Group has attracted interest from private equity as it explores a stock market flotation which could value the German mobile home manufacturer at up to 3 billion euros ($3.51 billion), people close to the matter said.

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