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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

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.

Apr 27 2018

Lenders feel benefit of M&A surge

NEW YORK, April 27 (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.

Mar 09 2018

Steinhoff's loans fall as lenders await waiver request

LONDON (LPC) - The price of Steinhoff International's loans is falling in the secondary loan market as banks continue to sell to hedge funds ahead of an anticipated waiver request on the troubled South African retailer's €10.7bn debt, banking sources said.

Feb 16 2018

Blackstone's debt for TR unit buy totals more than $15 billion

LONDON (LPC) - The financing backing US private equity firm Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in Thomson Reuters' Financial and Risk (F&R) unit totals more than $15 billion, banking sources said on Friday.

Jan 25 2018

Iberdrola raising record €5.3 billion Green loan

LONDON Spanish utility Iberdrola SA is in the market with a €5.3bn amendment and extension of an existing loan which will be the biggest Green loan issued by a European company to date, bankers said.

Dec 11 2017

LPC-Steinhoff’s loan pricing rises after ratings downgrade

LONDON, Dec 11 Troubled South African retailer Steinhoff’s borrowing costs are rising as the company’s downgrade to junk by ratings agency Moody’s last week has increased the interest margins on some of the company’s outstanding syndicated loans.

Nov 27 2017

LPC-Relaxing US lending guidelines could herald return of jumbo buyouts

LONDON, Nov 27 Relaxing or repealing US Leveraged Lending Guidelines could offer banks the opportunity to take back market share lost to shadow banks and direct lenders and open the door to more multi-billion dollar buyout loans, bankers and investors said.

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