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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

Jul 20 2018

Banks, downplaying recession, foresee record U.S. M&A lending

NEW YORK (LPC) - Bank lending for US mergers and acquisitions of high-grade companies will scale new heights this year, as the voracious appetite for mega-deals persists even while credit markets turn choppy and recession talk surfaces, bankers and strategists said.

Jul 19 2018

Rising interest rates, trade wars erode credit outlook: survey

NEW YORK (LPC) - Corporate credit spreads are seen widening and defaults likely will escalate as interest rates climb and global trade wars loom, according to a quarterly survey by the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers.

Jul 09 2018

U.S. mergers help bank fees spike to record highs

NEW YORK (LPC) - A record $1.45 trillion of US syndicated lending to companies for acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, dividends and refinancing in the first half of the year has propelled bank fees from arranging the loans to all-time highs.

Jun 29 2018

Mergers, refinancings push U.S. syndicated lending to all-time highs

NEW YORK (LPC) - Reduced corporate tax rates and a push to borrow before interest rates rise further propelled US syndicated lending for mergers and refinancings to a record high for any half-year period, with heated deal flow seen at least through year-end.

Jun 20 2018

Banks to fatten wallets as Disney, Comcast compete for Fox

NEW YORK (LPC) - Banks arranging nearly $36 billion of loans to support Walt Disney Co’s sweetened $71.3 billion bid to buy Twenty-First Century Fox Inc’s media assets stand to pocket around $200 million in fees, boosting profits from an increasingly hot market for mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

Jun 20 2018

Banks to fatten wallets as Disney, Comcast compete for Fox

NEW YORK (LPC) - Banks arranging nearly $36 billion of loans to support Walt Disney Co’s sweetened $71.3 billion bid to buy Twenty-First Century Fox Inc’s media assets stand to pocket around $200 million in fees, boosting profits from an increasingly hot market for mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

Jun 20 2018

Banks to fatten wallets as Disney, Comcast compete for Fox

NEW YORK, June 20 (LPC) - Banks arranging nearly US$36bn of loans to support Walt Disney Co’s sweetened US$71.3bn bid to buy Twenty-First Century Fox Inc’s media assets stand to pocket around US$200m in fees, boosting profits from an increasingly hot market for mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

Jun 15 2018

Comcast’s record all-cash Fox bid signals aggressive lending push

NEW YORK (LPC) - Media company Comcast Corp’s record all-cash US$65bn bid to buy Twenty-First Century Fox’s media assets, a day after AT&T’s long-sought acquisition of Time Warner received a green light, signals an oncoming wave of M&A that banks will aggressively compete to finance.

Jun 08 2018

MOVES- MUFG promotes Davidson to head global technology banking

NEW YORK, June 8 (LPC) - MUFG said it promoted Bill Davidson to lead the new global technology sector within the bank's global corporate and investment banking group, according to a statement obtained by Thomson Reuters LPC.

Jun 07 2018

U.S. high-grade merger lending hits half-year record

NEW YORK (LPC) - Lending to blue chip US companies for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has hit a record half year total of US$129bn, as banks continue to extend financing while pulling in record fee income for arranging the loans.  

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