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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

12 Oct 2017

British insurer Hyperion hires Morgan Stanley for stake sale - sources

LONDON British insurer Hyperion has hired Morgan Stanley to sound out financial investors for a minority stake sale, sources told Reuters, in a deal that could value the London-based firm at more than 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion).

05 Oct 2017

Unilever spreads whets private equity appetite as deadline nears - sources

LONDON Anglo-Dutch consumer group Unilever has invited private equity bidders to submit tentative offers for its $8 billion (6.10 billion pounds) margarine and spreads business by a deadline of Oct. 19, two sources close to the matter told Reuters.

05 Oct 2017

Buyout funds use minority stake sales to show off best assets

LONDON Private equity funds are increasingly selling minority stakes in investments to pension and sovereign wealth funds as they strive to deliver returns for investors while holding onto prized assets in a hotly competitive market for deals.

05 Oct 2017

Dutch business services firm TMF seeks London share listing

LONDON Business services firm TMF Group said it plans to raise 340 million euros (£302.73 million) from a London share listing in November, as the Dutch company tries to reduce its debt.

04 Oct 2017

Hedge funds boost loans to companies as banks shy away

FRANKFURT/LONDON Private equity firms and hedge funds had funds under management of $600 billion globally last year to lend to companies, a survey said on Wednesday, as they step into the shoes of traditional lenders.

29 Sep 2017

Europe has strongest third quarter for share listings since 2014

LONDON Proceeds from European initial public offerings (IPO) reached $7.7 billion (5.73 billion pounds) in the three months ending September, up 45 percent compared with last year and the highest since 2014, according to Thomson Reuters data.

28 Sep 2017

Buyout funds vying to buy 40 pct of vehicle glass repairer Belron -sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON, Sept 28 Belgian group D'Ieteren is in the advanced stages of selling around 40 percent of Belron, its vehicle windscreen repair business, seeking a valuation of 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) or more, including debt, sources familiar with the situation said.

11 Sep 2017

Dispute stalls sale of Macquarie's Brussels Airport stake: sources

LONDON The sale of Australian infrastructure fund Macquarie's 36 percent stake in Brussels airport has stalled due to a dispute with fellow shareholder Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP), sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

07 Sep 2017

Top investment banks' revenues rise in calmer markets - survey

LONDON Revenue at the world’s 12 largest investment banks rose in the first six months of 2017 thanks to a stronger performance in the underwriting of debt and equity issues compared with a year ago, a survey showed on Thursday.

05 Sep 2017

Edinburgh Airport sale potential hit by Brexit jitters - sources

LONDON Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) explored a possible sale of Edinburgh Airport this year but decided that Brexit uncertainties would hit the price tag, sources close to the matter told Reuters.

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