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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

30 Apr 2018

PetSmart's loan slips after promotional missteps and ongoing losses

NEW YORK (LPC) - US pet supplies retailer PetSmart’s US$4.2bn leveraged loan dipped in the secondary market after the company posted another weak quarter of earnings as it continues to spend aggressively to grow online to offset slowing traffic at its brick-and-mortar operations, sources said.

25 Apr 2018

TransUnion lines up $1.4 billion in loans for Callcredit acquisition

NEW YORK (LPC) - US consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion’s acquisition of UK-based peer Callcredit Information Group Limited will be backed by US$1.4bn in leveraged loans, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

25 Apr 2018

TransUnion lines up US$1.4bn in loans for Callcredit acquisition

NEW YORK, April 25 (LPC) - US consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion’s acquisition of UK-based peer Callcredit Information Group Limited will be backed by US$1.4bn in leveraged loans, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

19 Apr 2018

Regulated banks soften stance on leveraged lending guidance

NEW YORK (LPC) - Regulated banks are underwriting more highly leveraged buyout loans for US companies as the Republican administration relaxes guidelines aimed at reducing risk, which is leveling the playing field with unregulated lenders again.

19 Apr 2018

Hearthside Food buyout backed by US$1.645bn in loans

NEW YORK, April 19 (LPC) - US food contract manufacturer Hearthside Food Solutions’ leveraged buyout by private equity firms Charlesbank Capital Partners and Partners Group will be backed by US$1.645bn of loans, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

13 Apr 2018

GE Healthcare IT unit carveout backed by $850 million in loans

NEW YORK (LPC) - Private equity firm Veritas Capital has lined up $850m in leveraged loans to back its acquisition of GE Healthcare’s value-based care business, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

06 Apr 2018

Banks narrow losses on American Greetings buyout debt

NEW YORK (LPC) - Nine banks that were facing losses on the fully underwritten US$1.02bn loan and bond financing backing the buyout of US greeting cards and stationery maker American Greetings by private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) are taking less of a hit after an eleventh-hour reduction in the amount of debt that was raised, two sources familiar with the matter said.

05 Apr 2018

Banks facing losses on American Greetings buyout debt

NEW YORK (LPC) - Nine banks are facing losses on a fully underwritten US$1.02bn loan and bond financing backing the buyout of US greeting cards and stationery maker American Greetings by private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) after a weak response from investors, three sources familiar with the matter said.

05 Apr 2018

Nine West nears bankruptcy with plan to sell footwear brand: sources

U.S. fashion footwear company Nine West Holdings Inc intends to file for bankruptcy as soon as this week with a plan to sell the intellectual property of its flagship brand to Authentic Brands Group LLC, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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