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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

Aug 16 2018

CORRECTED-Crisis threatens Turkish banks' loan refinancing efforts

LONDON, Aug 16 (LPC) - Turkey’s deepening financial crisis is threatening efforts by its banks to refinance existing syndicated loans as financial institutions look likely to bear the brunt of the plunging lira and political turmoil.

Aug 14 2018

Sailing - Thomson targets Vendee-Volvo double as he builds new 'total machine'

GOSPORT, England British sailor Alex Thomson is not only aiming to win the next single-handed Vendee Globe, the 44-year-old has set his sights on the fully-crewed Volvo Ocean Race too after a rule change. | Video

Aug 01 2018

Banks ready $10 billion plus debt deal for Johnson Controls buyout

LONDON (LPC) - Banks are working on debt financing of more than $10 billion to finance the buyout of Johnson Controls International Plc’s power solutions business, banking sources said on Wednesday.

Jul 19 2018

MOVES-William Bishop joins distressed debt specialist SC Lowy

LONDON, July 19 (LPC) - William Bishop has joined international banking and finance group SC Lowy Asset Management (UK) Limited as a senior sourcer, focusing on distressed debt and leveraged loans in their London office.

Jul 18 2018

Marlink's €622m dividend recapitalisation loan pulled

LONDON, July 18 (LPC) - A €622m-equivalent dividend recapitalisation and refinancing loan for Norwegian satellite navigation group Marlink has been withdrawn from the market, sources familiar with the situation said.

Jul 17 2018

Pricing rising on European buyout loans as investors push back

LONDON (LPC) - A surge in supply in Europe’s leveraged loan market is giving investors ammunition to push back against aggressive pricing and documentation and win concessions from private equity firms and arranging banks as pricing moves higher.

May 17 2018

Sailing - Brazil's Grael charts new waters for women in ocean race

LONDON Surviving the sometimes savage Southern Ocean brought Brazilian Olympic gold medal winner Martine Grael one leg closer to her ambition of becoming an all-round sailing great.

May 17 2018

Sailing-Brazil's Grael charts new waters for women in ocean race

LONDON, May 17 Surviving the sometimes savage Southern Ocean brought Brazilian Olympic gold medal winner Martine Grael one leg closer to her ambition of becoming an all-round sailing great.

May 04 2018

Blackstone's F&R acquisition to close in late summer

LONDON (LPC) - US private equity firm Blackstone Group’s US$20bn acquisition of a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial and Risk (F&R) unit is expected to close in late summer as regulatory requirements make a targeted July 1 completion look increasingly unlikely, sources familiar with the matter said.

Apr 27 2018

Lenders feel benefit of M&A surge

NEW YORK (LPC) - Global M&A lending has surged to US$623bn in the year to-date with the addition of a £23bn loan package for US cable operator Comcast’s bid for Sky Plc and is rapidly closing on 2017’s full-year tally of US$884bn as more gigantic international deals line up.

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