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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.

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20 Oct 2017

Cloud services company Fusion courts banks for Birch merger financing

NEW YORK US cloud communications services company Fusion Telecommunications is in the process of selecting banks to arrange financing for its acquisition of Birch Communications’ cloud and business services unit, after inking a merger agreement with the US telecommunications company in August without committed financing in place, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

20 Oct 2017

LPC: Intralinks LBO backed by US$650m loan package

NEW YORK, Oct 20 Private equity firm Siris Capital Partners has lined up US$650m of loans to finance its roughly US$1bn buyout of US cloud collaboration and virtual data room software provider Intralinks Holdings from US mobile cloud services company Synchronoss Technologies Inc, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

13 Oct 2017

LPC: Debut US leveraged loan issuers face headwinds despite investor appetite

NEW YORK, Oct 13 Two leveraged loans for first-time US issuers, online marketing services company Red Ventures and coal ash management company Charah LLC, are struggling in syndication with credit concerns, despite a strong market backdrop, several market participants said.

06 Oct 2017

LPC: Banks offer Excelitas bidders more than US$1bn in buyout debt

NEW YORK, Oct 6 Private equity firms preparing bids for US electronics and optical sensor component maker Excelitas Technologies Corp are being offered debt financing from banks between roughly US$1bn and US$1.1bn, two sources close to the matter said.

04 Oct 2017

LPC: US lenders draw line on aggressive high-quality loan repricings

NEW YORK, Oct 4 Fixed satellite services operator Telesat Canada is the second company to withdraw an opportunistic repricing from the US leveraged loan market after running into resistance from investors, which also promped auto parts maker Allison Transmission to abandon a similar repricing attempt in September.

28 Sep 2017

LPC: Carlyle explores sale of in-store marketer Array

NEW YORK, Sept 28 Private equity firm The Carlyle Group is exploring a sale of portfolio company Array Marketing Group, a Canadian provider of retail merchandising displays, that could value it as much as US$1bn, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

25 Sep 2017

LPC: Banks provide $710 million of loans for Vantage Specialty LBO

NEW YORK H.I.G. Capital has lined up US$710m of loans to help fund its roughly US$1bn leveraged re-purchase of US natural additives producer Vantage Specialty Chemicals, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

20 Sep 2017

Exclusive: LPC - H.I.G. nears $1 billion deal for Vantage Specialty Chemicals

NEW YORK H.I.G. Capital is nearing a deal to re-acquire Vantage Specialty Chemicals, a US manufacturer of natural additives for personal care, food, consumer and industrial end markets, from fellow private equity firm The Jordan Company for around US$1 billion, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

08 Sep 2017

LPC: KKR's Covenant Surgical Partners buy supported by US$195m loan

NEW YORK, Sept 8 US private equity firm KKR & Co will finance its acquisition of US ambulatory surgery center operator Covenant Surgical Partners with a US$195m term loan, two sources close to the matter said.

07 Sep 2017

LPC: Banks line up US$1bn in debt for Tekni-Plex buyout

NEW YORK, Sept 7Credit Suisse and Jefferies will provide US$1.028bn of loans to back the leveraged buyout of U.S. medical tubing and packaging company Tekni-Plex by private equity firm Genstar Capital from American Securities, two sources close to the matter said.

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