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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

Apr 24 2018

Exclusive: China's HNA Group seeks up to $1.5 billion in new fund - document

A unit of debt-laden Chinese conglomerate HNA Group [HNAIR.UL] is seeking to raise as much as $1.5 billion by the end of this year in an investment fund that will serve as the group's primary vehicle for global acquisitions, a document reviewed by Reuters showed.

Apr 18 2018

Judge dismisses Catalyst’s C$1.3 billion Wind Mobile-related lawsuit

TORONTO/NEW YORK An Ontario judge on Wednesday dismissed a C$1.3 billion ($1.03 billion) lawsuit by Catalyst Capital Group Inc in a case involving Canadian wireless carrier Wind Mobile, citing an “abuse of process” by the Canadian private equity firm.

Apr 18 2018

Judge dismisses Catalyst’s C$1.3 bln Wind Mobile-related lawsuit

TORONTO/NEW YORK, April 18 An Ontario judge on Wednesday dismissed a C$1.3 billion lawsuit by Catalyst Capital Group Inc in a case involving Canadian wireless carrier Wind Mobile, citing an “abuse of process” by the Canadian private equity firm.

Apr 05 2018

Canadian cannabis deals boost boutique investment banks in first quarter

TORONTO A slew of equity capital markets offerings in the cannabis sector helped smaller Canadian investment banks and boutiques climb up the league table rankings in the first quarter, according to Thomson Reuters data released on Thursday.

Apr 05 2018

Canadian M&A deals seen rebounding after sluggish first quarter

TORONTO Mergers and acquisitions among Canadian companies are expected to pick up pace after a sluggish first quarter, driven by non-resource deals and a rebound in outbound transactions as pension funds and private equity firms put massive pools of capital to work, according to M&A advisers.

Apr 03 2018

Callidus Capital shares fall to all-time low after loss

NEW YORK/TORONTO Shares of Callidus Capital Corp , the Canadian lending company owned by private equity firm Catalyst Capital Group Inc, plunged to an all-time low on Tuesday after it reported a fourth-quarter and annual loss late on Monday.

Mar 26 2018

Callidus shares tumble after Reuters report on Catalyst valuations

TORONTO/NEW YORK Shares of Canadian lender Callidus Capital Corp lost as much as 21.6 percent in two trading sessions, hitting an all-time low, after a Reuters report on Friday raised questions about the valuations that parent company Catalyst Capital Group Inc assigned to some of its portfolio companies.

Mar 23 2018

Special Report: Private equity star's picks shine, until cash-out time

NEW YORK/TORONTO Canadian financier Newton Glassman has long told his private equity firm’s clients that his big bet on casinos would yield a financial jackpot.

Mar 16 2018

Cenovus seeks partner for C$1.3 billion Narrows Lake project: sources

TORONTO/NEW YORK Cenovus Energy Inc is seeking a partner to fund C$1.3 billion ($993.1 million) in costs to build the supporting infrastructure at its Narrows Lake oil sands project in Alberta, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Mar 09 2018

North American energy IPOs set to rebound in 2018 as oil price stabilizes

NEW YORK/TORONTO Higher oil prices and a positive earnings outlook for energy companies are expected to fuel a rebound in North American oil and gas initial public offerings in 2018, with bankers betting investors will remain optimistic about the sector even if the broader stock market remains volatile.

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