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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

May 18 2018

Exclusive: HCA, KKR team up for Envision bid - sources

U.S. hospital operator HCA Healthcare Inc and private equity firm KKR & Co have joined forces to make an offer for U.S. physician services provider Envision Healthcare Corp , people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

May 18 2018

Private equity firms bet on stock market's fixer-uppers

NEW YORK Private equity firms, armed with a record $1 trillion in cash, are investing more in public companies than at any time since the financial crisis, buying those left behind in Wall Street's nine-year bull market.

May 17 2018

CalPERS to build $13 bln in-house private equity funds

NEW YORK, May 17 The largest U.S. public pension fund plans to set up two funds managing up to $13 billion to invest directly in leveraged buyouts, it said on Thursday, underscoring how major investors are looking to lessen their dependency on private equity firms.

May 10 2018

Exclusive: Hedge fund Third Point seeks to launch 'blank-check' company - sources

Daniel Loeb's activist hedge fund Third Point LLC is in talks with investment banks about launching a "blank check" company that would raise money in an initial public offering to pursue an acquisition, according to people familiar with the matter.

May 10 2018

AXA's U.S. float falls short but says XL financing on track

NEW YORK/PARIS AXA's listing of its U.S. division raised less than targeted, but the French group said the proceeds were enough to ensure it can pursue a $15.3 billion acquisition of XL Group.

May 09 2018

SurveyMonkey taps JPMorgan to lead IPO: sources

U.S. online survey company SurveyMonkey Inc has hired investment bank JPMorgan Chase & Co to help lead preparations for an initial public offering (IPO) that could come later this year, according to two people familiar with the matter.

May 08 2018

Private equity firm TPG close to investing in Anastasia: sources

Private equity firm TPG Capital is near an agreement to acquire a minority stake in Anastasia Beverly Hills, valuing the U.S. cosmetics company at close to $3 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

May 03 2018

Private equity firm KKR opts to become C-Corp after U.S. tax reform

NEW YORK Private equity firm KKR & Co LP said on Thursday it would convert from a partnership to a corporation after U.S. tax reform made the tax hit less painful, a move that it hopes will boost its share price by attracting more investors.

May 03 2018

Apollo Global reports first quarterly loss in two years

Buyout firm Apollo Global Management LLC reported its first quarterly loss in two years on Thursday, as stock market jitters weighed on its holdings, including a lackluster listing of its home security business ADT Inc .

May 01 2018

Carlyle's first-quarter earnings dented by choppy markets

Carlyle Group LP's first-quarter earnings per share more than halved year-on-year, as its private equity and real estate funds succumbed to market swings, albeit to a lesser extent than most analysts had predicted.

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