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.
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NEW YORK, June 15 (LPC) - Investors are taking the fight against an assault on leveraged loan documentation to the courts as more private equity-backed companies, such as troubled retailer PetSmart, seek flexibility that could lead to raising new debt.
NEW YORK (LPC) - Private equity firm KKR & Co’s US$9.9bn leveraged buyout (LBO) of physician service provider Envision Healthcare has helped boost private equity deal volumes to levels not seen since before the credit crisis.
NEW YORK (LPC) - At least two more US companies have postponed opportunistic leveraged loan refinancings after failing to attract investors at the proposed terms on heightened worries about global volatility, sources told Thomson Reuters LPC.
NEW YORK, June 5 (LPC) - Deutsche Bank has named a pair of new co-heads of U.S. leveraged finance after the two bankers who previously led the unit have left the German bank, according to a memo which was confirmed Tuesday by a bank spokesperson.
NEW YORK (LPC) - Fatigue for repricings has settled over the US$1trn US leveraged loan market after more than 275 companies have turned to the segment over the last three months, many to cut borrowing costs, leading some of the most aggressively priced deals to trade off or even be pulled.
NEW YORK (LPC) - Leverage levels for buyouts are close to pre-credit crisis levels as banks are more willing to underwrite highly leveraged deals following the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s softened stance towards lending risk.
NEW YORK (LPC) - Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc is asking lenders to lower pricing on its $1.13 billion term loan due in 2023, sources said.
NEW YORK (LPC) - US insurance software provider Vertafore has chosen banks that are not subject to leveraged lending guidance to lead an aggressive US$2.4bn dividend recapitalization, which shows that regulated lenders are still wary of highly leveraged deals.