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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

17 Aug 2018

Britain's 'Aramco' listing category attracts interest from a single firm

LONDON Britain's markets watchdog has so far been contacted by only one company interested in taking advantage of a rule it introduced to attract state-owned firms like Saudi Aramco to London, the regulator told Reuters without naming the firm.

16 Aug 2018

Britain sends mixed messages post-Brexit with greater scrutiny of foreign deals

LONDON Jon Moulton, the founder of private equity house Better Capital , was "absolutely staggered" when he learned that his firm's 44 million-pound sale of British company Northern Aerospace was being investigated by the UK government.

08 Aug 2018

Fox's formal bid opens final chapter of Sky battle with Comcast

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has triggered a 46 day deadline to raise its bid for Sky in a battle with Comcast for control of the British pay-TV group. | Video

08 Aug 2018

Activist Sherborne Investors in talks with Barclays over new chairman

LONDON Activist fund Sherborne Investors said on Wednesday it is in talks with British bank Barclays over finding a chairman to replace John McFarlane.

06 Aug 2018

IWG plunges as offices firm ends talks with remaining suitors

LONDON IWG has abandoned takeover talks with its three remaining suitors in a move that ends months of uncertainty over the London-listed provider of serviced offices but sent its shares tumbling.

01 Aug 2018

Cable firm United Group draws interest from Cinven and BC Partners - sources

LONDON/BELGRADE Cable and pay TV operator United Group has attracted takeover interest from European private equity funds Cinven and BC Partners ahead of an auction process in September, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

27 Jul 2018

Hammerson overhaul plan fails to quell investor worries over strategy

LONDON Hammerson's plan to offload property assets and buy back shares has failed to assuage investor unease over the British shopping center owner's strategy following its decision to spurn a 5 billion-pound ($6.6 billion) takeover by rival Klepierre earlier this year.

26 Jul 2018

Britain's Melrose explores sales of GKN engineering businesses - sources

LONDON British turnaround firm Melrose is considering a series of sales of GKN businesses after clinching an 8 billion pound ($10.5 billion) hostile takeover of the aerospace and automotive parts supplier earlier this year, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

25 Jul 2018

Britain's new M&A rules pose 'Trojan horse' risk - Clifford Chance

LONDON The British government's plan to overhaul the country's takeover rules to bolster national security could be used as a "Trojan horse" to intervene in deals to safeguard jobs or for protectionism, according to law firm Clifford Chance.

24 Jul 2018

Britain to tighten foreign takeover rules amid China worries

LONDON Britain is planning the biggest change to takeover rules in almost two decades, giving the government new powers to block deals in all sectors of the economy to prevent UK companies in sensitive industries from falling into foreign hands.

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