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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

Jun 21 2018

Pinnacle Foods, Conagra restart deal talks: sources

Pinnacle Foods Inc , the owner of Birds Eye frozen foods and Mrs. Butterworth’s syrups, has restarted talks about potentially selling itself to its larger peer Conagra Brands Inc , according to two people familiar with the matter.

Jun 20 2018

Exclusive: Taiyo Nippon, Carlyle frontrunners to buy Linde and Praxair assets - sources

NEW YORK/FRANKFURT Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp and private equity firm Carlyle Group have emerged as frontrunners to buy assets that gases groups Linde and Praxair need to divest to seal their planned merger, people close to the matter said.

Jun 12 2018

Senomyx shareholder pushes for change at flavor maker

A shareholder who says he owns about 4 percent of Senomyx Inc called on Tuesday for the flavoring company to remove its chairman and give fresh oversight for a new sale process, saying in a publicly released letter that Senomyx's performance has been "nothing short of disaster."

Jun 12 2018

Shareholder pushes for changes at flavor maker Senomyx -letter

June 12 A shareholder is calling on flavoring company Senomyx Inc that works with PepsiCo Inc to drop its current chairman, to sell itself and add a new board seat, according to a letter reviewed by Reuters.

Jun 11 2018

USG takes $7 billion offer from Knauf after spurned advances

Sheetrock maker USG Corp accepted a $7 billion cash offer from German construction products maker Gebr Knauf KG on Monday after three months of back-and-forth negotiations that began when longtime USG shareholder Warren Buffett teamed up with the German bidder to sell his stake.

Jun 08 2018

Linde-Praxair asset sale narrows to strategic bidders: sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON/NEW YORK Industrial gas companies Linde AG and Praxair Inc have slashed the bidding pool for the more than $4 billion worth of assets they are jointly selling in a move that will favor Japan's Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp , people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Jun 06 2018

PetSmart taps advisers to trim $8 billion debt pile: sources

PetSmart Inc, the largest U.S. pet retailer, has hired restructuring advisers to explore ways to trim its debt pile of more than $8 billion as it continues to face falling profits, according to people familiar with the matter.

Jun 05 2018

UBS hires Solon Kentas to lead U.S. consumer and retail M&A

UBS Group AG has appointed Solon Kentas, previously a managing director at Deutsche Bank AG , to lead the Swiss bank's U.S. consumer and retail dealmaking efforts, UBS announced internally in a memo on Tuesday.

May 24 2018

Herff Jones maker Varsity Brands explores sale: sources

Varsity Brands Inc is exploring a sale that could value the U.S. company behind yearbook and class ring maker Herff Jones and cheerleading uniforms label Varsity Spirit at over $2.5 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

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