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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

18 Jan 2018

LPC-Bankers line up €1.2bn debt for Sanofi’s European drugs unit sale

LONDON, Jan 18 Bankers have put together around €1.2bn of debt financing to back a potential sale of French drug maker Sanofi’s European generic drug business as the sale process kicks off, banking sources said.

17 Jan 2018

Banks to sell US$4.3 billion-equivalent loan for Cineworld’s Regal buy

LONDON A US$4.3 billion-equivalent leveraged loan financing backing Britain's Cineworld Group’s acquisition of US peer Regal Entertainment Group has launched for syndication, banking sources said.

16 Jan 2018

LPC-Banks line up US$825m of debt for Wyndham’s European asset sale

LONDON, Jan 16 Banks are preparing debt packages of up to US$825m to back a potential sale of the European rental assets of American hospitality company Wyndham Worldwide , banking sources said.

15 Jan 2018

EG Group set to launch €3.5 billion loan

LONDON UK petrol station operator EG Group is set to launch an approximate €3.5bn-equivalent (3.11 billion pounds) leveraged loan to back acquisitions and refinance existing debt, banking sources said.

09 Jan 2018

LPC-KKR's Unilever spreads buy backed with 5.65 billion euro-equivalent debt

LONDON US private equity firm KKR’s €6.83 billion (6.02 billion pounds) acquisition of Unilever’s margarine and spreads business will be backed with €5.65bn-equivalent of debt financing, banking sources said.

21 Dec 2017

M7 closes €570 million dividend recap

LONDON Luxembourg-based satellite TV business M7 has successfully raised €570m ($675.68 million) of leveraged loans to refinance existing debt and pay a €125m dividend to exiting minority shareholders, banking sources said.

13 Dec 2017

LPC-Shareholders due €200m payout from TenCate dividend

LONDON, Dec 13 Dutch textile technology group TenCate is set to pay around €200m in a dividend to shareholders as part of its latest leveraged loan financing, banking sources said.

13 Dec 2017

LPC-Banks line up €5.2bn for Unilever spreads sale

LONDON, Dec 13 Banks are lining up around €5.2bn-equivalent of leveraged loans and high-yield bonds to back a potential acquisition of Unilever's margarine and spreads business after final bids went in this week, banking sources said.

11 Dec 2017

LPC-Banks reject aggressive buyout loans

LONDON Bank lenders to European leveraged loans are increasingly rejecting deals due to aggressive pricing and documentation, but are being quickly replaced by institutional investors targeting higher-yielding term loan B paper.

07 Dec 2017

LPC-Banks line up €725m of loans for Nordic’s Alloheim buy

LONDON, Dec 7 Nine banks have lined up €725m of leveraged loans to back Nordic Capital’s acquisition of Germany's second-largest nursing home operator Alloheim, banking sources said.

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