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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.

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Ex-Warburg Pincus China head targets up to $1.5 bln for China fund - sources

HONG KONG, June 22 Private-equity firm Centurium Capital, founded by former Warburg Pincus China head, is targeting to raise up to $1.5 billion in its China-focused fund to invest in healthcare and consumer sectors, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Jun 21 2018

China's Xiaomi secures seven cornerstone investors for $6.1 billion Hong Kong IPO

HONG KONG (Reuters/IFR) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp has lined up $548 million from seven cornerstone investors including U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc for its Hong Kong IPO of up to $6.1 billion, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.

Jun 19 2018

Exclusive: China's Xiaomi cuts valuation after pulling mainland offering: sources

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters/IFR) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has lowered its likely valuation to between $55 billion and $70 billion following its decision to delay its mainland share offering until after its Hong Kong IPO, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Jun 14 2018

Exclusive: China's Lufax targets $2 billion in fresh funding amid IPO delay - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters/IFR) - China's Lufax aims to raise up to $2 billion in fresh funding, valuing one of the country's largest online wealth management platforms at $40 billion, as it opts for private investment ahead of a delayed listing, said people familiar with the deal.

Jun 14 2018

Exclusive - China's Lufax aims to raise up to $2 billion amid IPO delay: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters/IFR) - China's Lufax aims to raise up to $2 billion (1.49 billion pounds) in fresh funding, valuing one of the country's largest online wealth management platforms at $40 billion, as it opts for private investment ahead of a delayed listing, said people familiar with the deal.

Jun 13 2018

Blackstone raises $9.4 billion for Asia real estate, private equity funds

HONG KONG Blackstone Group LP said it has raised about $9.4 billion for two new funds - the largest-ever fund dedicated to real estate investments in Asia as well as its first private equity fund for the region.

Jun 04 2018

China's Xiaomi plans $3 billion CDRs in blockbuster July IPO: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters/IFR) - Chinese smartphone and connected device maker Xiaomi plans to raise up to 30 percent of its blockbuster $10 billion IPO by selling shares in mainland China while offering the remainder in Hong Kong, said people with knowledge of the matter.

Jun 04 2018

China's Xiaomi plans $3 billion CDRs in blockbuster July IPO: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters/IFR) - Chinese smartphone and connected device maker Xiaomi plans to raise up to 30 percent of its blockbuster $10 billion IPO by selling shares in mainland China while offering the remainder in Hong Kong, said people with knowledge of the matter.

Jun 04 2018

China's Xiaomi eyes $3 bln CDRs in $10 bln July listing plan -sources

HONG KONG, June 4 (Reuters/IFR) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to raise up to 30 percent of its blockbuster $10 billion IPO by selling shares in mainland China while offering the remainder in Hong Kong, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday.

May 25 2018

China to use cornerstones to help Alibaba, Xiaomi list in mainland: sources

HONG KONG/BEIJING China plans to use cornerstone investors to help its overseas-listed tech giants such as Alibaba and Xiaomi [IPO-XMGP.HK] to sell shares at home, on worries the size of the deals could overwhelm mainland markets, three sources said.

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