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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

10 Jan 2018

Boardriders backs Billabong acquisition with $600 million of loans

NEW YORK US surfwear retailer Boardriders Inc will use $600 million of loans to back its purchase of Australian peer Billabong International Ltd, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

05 Jan 2018

MOVES- HSBC beefs up investment banking team with three new hires

NEW YORK, Jan 5 HSBC has brought on three new investment bankers as it seeks to build out its North American global banking business, according to sources.

20 Dec 2017

Zenith Energy US shelves M&A loan

NEW YORK Midstream company Zenith Energy US Logistics Holdings has pulled a US$450m leveraged loan from syndication as investors were reluctant to jump into a credit exposed to unresolved contingencies from an arbitration case and an expiring contract that could adversely impact cash flow, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

15 Dec 2017

Petsmart's loan under pressure after weak third quarter earnings

NEW YORK Pet supplies retailer Petsmart’s US$4.2bn leveraged loan has fallen in the US secondary market after the company reported sluggish third quarter results on Monday and investors anticipate a weak fourth quarter, two sources close to the matter said.

13 Dec 2017

LPC: Banks provide US$650m of loans for SMG buyout

NEW YORK, Dec 13 US venue management firm SMG's leveraged buyout by Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp will be backed by a US$650m loan package, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

08 Dec 2017

Primavera lines up US$220 million of loans for Stratford School LBO

NEW YORK China-based private equity firm Primavera Capital has secured US$220m of loan commitments from Macquarie Group to back its leveraged buyout of US private schools system Stratford School, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

06 Dec 2017

Baring Private Equity Asia nears $1 billion deal to buy Prometric: sources

Hong Kong-based buyout firm Baring Private Equity Asia is nearing a deal to acquire U.S. educational services company Prometric Inc for roughly $1 billion, including debt, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

29 Nov 2017

LPC: US trucking company Western Express pulls refinancing loan

NEW YORK, Nov 29 US truck carrier Western Express Inc has withdrawn a proposed US$250m leveraged loan refinancing from syndication after investors demanded higher pricing, sources said on Wednesday.

28 Nov 2017

Banks provide $835 million loan package for Barracuda Networks' take-private

NEW YORK U.S. publicly traded cloud-based security company Barracuda Networks Inc’s acquisition by private equity firm Thoma Bravo will be backed by an US$835m loan package, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

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