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Pamela Barbaglia

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 17 2018

CVC puts $9 billion Recordati bid on hold as political uncertainty weighs: sources

LONDON/MILAN Buyout fund CVC Capital Partners held talks with Italian drugmaker Recordati over a possible 8 billion euro ($9.4 billion) takeover, but has put the deal on hold due to concerns about the hefty price tag and political uncertainty, three sources familiar with the matter said.

May 17 2018

CVC puts $9 billion Recordati bid on hold as political uncertainty weighs -sources

LONDON/MILAN Buyout fund CVC Capital Partners held talks with Italian drugmaker Recordati over a possible 8 billion euro ($9.4 billion) takeover, but has put the deal on hold due to concerns about the hefty price tag and political uncertainty, three sources familiar with the matter said.

May 17 2018

Blood but not much treasure: Vivendi's European media crusade

MILAN/LONDON French tycoon Vincent Bollore's stated goal to create a southern European media empire faces defeat in Italy, despite pumping 5 billion euros ($5.9 billion) into his biggest foreign conquest, raising questions over whether the strategy ever existed.

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 09 2018

Board game company Asmodee explores sale: sources

Asmodee Group, the French maker of board game Catan and distributor of Pokemon cards in parts of Europe, is exploring a sale that could value it at more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion), according to people familiar with the matter.

May 04 2018

Sonnedix, F2i consortium among bidders for Italian solar assets: sources

MILAN/LONDON Solar power producer Sonnedix and a consortium led by Italian infrastructure fund F2i are among at least six bidders that have submitted tentative offers for one of Italy's largest collection of solar assets, sources familiar with the matter said.

May 03 2018

Boardroom showdown could alter Telecom Italia's future

MILAN/LONDON Warring investors will take their battle for boardroom control of Telecom Italia to a shareholder vote on Friday, with both sides promising major changes to reshape Italy's slumbering telecoms heavyweight.

Apr 26 2018

T-Mobile, Sprint make progress in talks, aim for deal next week - sources

U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp have made progress in negotiating merger terms and are aiming to successfully complete deal talks as early as next week, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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.

Apr 20 2018

Generics group Alvogen puts Eastern European ops up for sale: sources

FRANKFURT Generics firm Alvogen is putting its Central and Eastern European (CEE) operations up for sale as its private equity owners seek a step-by-step exit from the maker of drugs against cancer, heart and lung diseases, people close to the matter said.

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