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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

Nov 10 2017

European dealmakers leave as TPG Capital rethinks region: sources

LONDON Three partners focused on investing in European companies have left TPG in recent months, leaving just two at the U.S. buyout firm in Europe working on new private equity deals, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Nov 09 2017

UK to provide Saudi Aramco with $2 billion credit guarantees

LONDON Britain will provide $2 billion in credit guarantees to Saudi Aramco so it can buy British goods and services more easily, but denied it was part of efforts to persuade the energy giant to list its shares in London.

Nov 02 2017

Qatar poised to buy into En+ as Russia tests investor interest

MOSCOW/LONDON Qatar Investment Authority is expected to invest in the initial public offering of Russia's En+, sources said on Thursday, adding the flotation would be priced at the bottom of a previously announced range.

Oct 23 2017

British masts group Arqiva broadcasts $2 billion IPO plan

LONDON British broadcast and mobile masts company Arqiva plans to raise around 1.5 billion pounds ($2 billion) in the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in London so far in 2017.

Oct 20 2017

Banks hired for 1 bln euro sale of Euroports -sources

LONDON, Oct 20 A consortium of investors has appointed Citi and Goldman Sachs to sell Euroports, which could be valued at about 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion), sources familiar with the process said.

Oct 18 2017

Europeans making deals with Chinese buyers want to see money up front

LONDON European dealmakers who sell companies and real estate to Chinese investors are increasingly asking them to pay deposits upfront, after China clamped down on capital outflows, according to bankers and lawyers.

Oct 18 2017

Europeans making deals with Chinese buyers want to see money up front

LONDON, Oct 18 European dealmakers who sell companies and real estate to Chinese investors are increasingly asking them to pay deposits upfront, after China clamped down on capital outflows, according to bankers and lawyers.

Oct 12 2017

British insurer Hyperion hires Morgan Stanley for stake sale - sources

LONDON British insurer Hyperion has hired Morgan Stanley to sound out financial investors for a minority stake sale, sources told Reuters, in a deal that could value the London-based firm at more than 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion).

Oct 05 2017

Unilever spreads whets private equity appetite as deadline nears: sources

LONDON Anglo-Dutch consumer group Unilever has invited private equity bidders to submit tentative offers for its $8 billion margarine and spreads business by a deadline of Oct. 19, two sources close to the matter told Reuters.

Oct 05 2017

Buyout funds use minority stake sales to show off best assets

LONDON Private equity funds are increasingly selling minority stakes in investments to pension and sovereign wealth funds as they strive to deliver returns for investors while holding onto prized assets in a hotly competitive market for deals.

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