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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

Sep 14 2018

Swiss trainmaker Stadler hires Alantra to advise on possible IPO

FRANKFURT/ZURICH Swiss trainmaker Stadler has hired corporate finance adviser Alantra to lay the groundwork for a possible initial public offering, sources told Reuters on Friday, an option long considered by the rail company's billionaire owner Peter Spuhler.

Jun 28 2018

Saudi Arabia's SABIC working on tightening Clariant ties: sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT/ZURICH Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) is considering increasing its holding in Clariant and pursuing joint ventures as the Saudi firm looks to strengthen ties with the Swiss chemicals group, sources told Reuters.

May 18 2018

Sanctioned Russian oligarch Vekselberg cuts Swiss stakes

ZURICH Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg has cut his holdings in Swiss companies OC Oerlikon and Schmolz + Bickenbach after a deal with minority shareholders and managers at his holding group, one of his companies said on Friday.

May 15 2018

Worldline's $2.75 billion deal for SIX Payment Services sets stage for more consolidation

ZURICH/PARIS Worldline's $2.75 billion deal to buy the payments unit of Swiss exchange operator SIX Group, announced on Tuesday, could herald more consolidation in the industry, SIX's chairman told Reuters.

May 15 2018

Worldline payments deal lends dealmaking firepower: SIX

ZURICH French group Worldline's purchase of the payments unit of Swiss stock exchange operator SIX Group in a $2.75 billion deal lends the combined entity muscle to press on with consolidation in the sector, SIX Chairman Romeo Lacher told Reuters.

May 11 2018

Exclusive: Mubadala's attempt to sell Swiss unit hits snag - sources

ZURICH/ABU DHABI/LONDON Abu Dhabi state investor Mubadala [MUDEV.UL] is struggling to sell its Swiss private bank, five sources told Reuters, as potential buyers are unwilling to pay up for a firm which is being investigated over alleged financial misconduct.

May 04 2018

OC Oerlikon prepares IPO for drives division: sources

ZURICH/FRANKFURT Swiss technology group OC Oerlikon is preparing to list its drive systems business by the middle of the year, aiming to raise cash for other parts of its business, people close to the matter told Reuters.

May 04 2018

Shares in transport firm Ceva Logistics drop in Swiss debut

ZURICH Shares in transport group Ceva Logistics fell more than 8 percent on their Swiss market debut on Friday as even pricing at the bottom end of its share offer range failed to spur demand in Switzerland's biggest IPO this year.

May 04 2018

Shares in transport firm Ceva Logistics drop in Swiss debut

ZURICH, May 4 Shares in transport group Ceva Logistics fell more than 8 percent on their Swiss market debut on Friday as even pricing at the bottom end of its share offer range failed to spur demand in Switzerland's biggest IPO this year.

Apr 26 2018

Natixis, buyout funds line up final bids for SIX payments arm: sources

LONDON/ZURICH Three bidders including a consortium of French bank Natixis and buyout fund Warburg Pincus [WP.UL] are vying to buy the payments unit of the Swiss stock exchange operator SIX Group, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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