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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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18 Oct 2017

Bain defends Asatsu-DK bid as shareholder opposition grows

HONG KONG/TOKYO Bain Capital defended its $1.35 billion (£1 billion) offer to buy Asatsu-DK Inc on Wednesday as shareholder opposition to the deal grew, saying the offer is "fully priced".

12 Oct 2017

Bain Capital leads the charge as Japan's private equity dealmaking picks up

HONG KONG/TOKYO Bain Capital is planning on further ramping up its dealmaking in Japan after it came out on top in the recent battle to purchase Toshiba's semiconductors arm and as it bids to buy out Japan's third-largest advertising agency, Asatsu-DK (ADK).

11 Oct 2017

KKR raises Hitachi Kokusai offer following pressure from hedge fund

TOKYO KKR & Co LP has raised its offer price for Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc to 2,900 yen a share from 2,503 yen, the Japanese firm said on Wednesday, after a U.S. hedge fund put pressure on the private equity firm to revise terms.

05 Oct 2017

Bain Capital aims to list Toshiba chip unit in three years

TOKYO U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP on Thursday said it aims to list Toshiba Corp's chip unit on the Tokyo Stock Exchange within three years, to cash in its investment after leading an $18 billion (37.90 million pounds) acquisition of the business. | Video

04 Oct 2017

Bain files for China antitrust approval on $18 billion Toshiba chips deal -source

HONG KONG/TOKYO The Bain Capital-led consortium that bought Toshiba's chip unit for $18 billion (13.57 billion pounds) last week has filed for antitrust approval in China, a source familiar with the matter said, but it may have to wait nine months or more for a green light.

02 Oct 2017

Bain aims to buy Japan advertising agency Asatsu-DK for $1.4 billion

TOKYO U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital aims to buy Japan's third-largest advertising agency, Asatsu-DK Inc , for 152 billion yen ($1.35 billion) in one of the largest buyouts in Japan this year, it said on Monday.

29 Sep 2017

Two Japan sushi chains plan merger as they take aim at overseas markets

TOKYO Two of Japan's biggest conveyor-belt sushi restaurant chains said on Friday they were joining forces, seeking to take advantage of sushi's growing popularity to expand overseas as their home market matures.

11 Sep 2017

Elliott squares off against KKR with Hitachi Kokusai stake

TOKYO/HONG KONG U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management Corp said on Monday it has a stake of just over 5 percent in Hitachi Kokusai Electric , putting pressure on a stalled takeover bid by U.S. buyout firm KKR & Co LP .

09 Aug 2017

KKR puts planned buyout of Hitachi Kokusai on hold

TOKYO U.S. buyout firm KKR has put on hold a planned acquisition of Hitachi Ltd's chip making equipment and video solution business, the companies said, citing issues over the terms of the deal.

08 Aug 2017

U.S. buyout firm Fortress to buy old public housing in Japan: sources

TOKYO U.S. buyout firm Fortress Investment Group has agreed to buy about 1,300 public apartment buildings in Japan for 24 billion yen ($217 million) in a government auction, people with direct knowledge of the sale said.

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