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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

13 Oct 2017

ThaiBev acquires Myanmar distilleries as TPG exits

HONG KONG, Oct 13 Thai Beverage Public Co has acquired a combined 75 percent stake in two Myanmar distilleries in a deal worth $742 million, hoping to tap into growth in the country's nascent spirits market.

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).

12 Oct 2017

Chinese buyers eye German industrial firm FFT in deal that could top $700 mln - sources

HONG KONG, Oct 12 Chinese firms including high-end equipment maker Jiangsu Hagong Intelligent Robot Co plan to bid for German industrial company FFT, likely to be valued at up to $712 million, two people familiar with the matter said.

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.

29 Sep 2017

UK Power Reserve sale attracts China's state-owned grids - sources

HONG KONG/LONDON UK Power Reserve (UKPR), a British electricity firm, put itself up for sale this week and has attracted the interest of at least two state-owned Chinese power grid companies, two sources told Reuters.

29 Sep 2017

China outbound M&As seen picking up on hopes of eased capital outflow curbs

HONG KONG The value of Chinese overseas merger-and-acquisition (M&A) deals jumped in the third quarter after several large transactions, and dealmakers expect continued momentum as recovering economic fundamentals damp the need for restrictions on capital outflows.

26 Sep 2017

Alibaba takes control of logistics business, pledges $15 billion to expand network

HONG KONG/BEIJING Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group has taken control of logistics unit Cainiao and pledged to spend 100 billion yuan ($15 billion) over five years to build out a global logistics network, underscoring aggressive expansion plans overseas. | Video

26 Sep 2017

China's HNA Group says will keep investing in the United States

HONG KONG HNA Group Co, one of the most acquisitive Chinese buyers of overseas assets, will keep investing in the United States, one of its key overseas markets, the conglomerate's Chief Executive Officer Adam Tan said on Tuesday.

21 Sep 2017

Carlyle targets first-close of new Asia buyout fund at over $4 billion: sources

HONG KONG Carlyle Group is targeting the first closing of a new Asia buyout fund within the next couple of months at over $4 billion, three people familiar with the matter said, bulking up in a region that has become a key market for global funds.

19 Sep 2017

China's Oceanwide hopes to close Genworth deal by year's end

HONG KONG China's Oceanwide Holdings Co Ltd is aiming to close its $2.7 billion acquisition of U.S. insurer Genworth Financial Inc by the end of the year after securing approval from a U.S. government panel, a senior executive said on Tuesday.

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