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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

26 Aug 2017

Exclusive: Hudson's Bay to review options after activist pressure - sources

Hudson's Bay Co, owner of the Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor retail chains, plans to review its options, including going private, following pressure from an activist shareholder, people familiar with the matter said.

24 Aug 2017

Exclusive: Platform Specialty abandons agrochemicals unit sale - sources

Platform Specialty Products Corp has decided to abandon the sale of its agrochemicals business after the offers it attracted failed to meet its valuation expectations of more than $4.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

23 Aug 2017

Blackstone explores IPO of Gates Global: sources

Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP is exploring an initial public offering (IPO) of Gates Global LLC, three years after it acquired the U.S. auto parts and building products maker for $5.4 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

09 Aug 2017

Centerbridge Partners to acquire Highmark Health's Davis Vision

Private equity firm Centerbridge Partners LP said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy a majority stake in U.S. health insurer Highmark Health's managed vision care benefits unit Davis Vision unit for an undisclosed amount.

08 Aug 2017

Exclusive: Halo Top ice cream maker explores sale - sources

Eden Creamery LLC, the privately owned U.S. manufacturer of low-calorie ice cream brand Halo Top, is exploring a sale that it hopes will value the ice cream brand at as much as $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

28 Jul 2017

Advent invests in U.S. café operator First Watch Restaurants

Private equity firm Advent International has taken a majority stake in cafe operator First Watch Restaurants, the firm announced on Thursday, in a deal sources said values the company between $300 million and $500 million.

27 Jul 2017

Exclusive: Nordstrom family offers preferential terms to clinch buyout partner - sources

The group of Nordstrom Inc family members seeking to take the eponymous U.S. department store operator private is offering preferential terms to potential equity partners willing to fund the buyout, people familiar with the matter said.

24 Jul 2017

Exclusive: India's UPL explores bid for Platform Specialty agrochem unit - sources

Indian agrochemicals producer UPL Ltd is exploring a bid of more than $4 billion for the agrochemicals business of Platform Specialty Products Corp to expand its global footprint, according to people familiar with the matter.

23 Jul 2017

Exclusive: KKR nears deal to acquire WebMD - sources

Private equity firm KKR & Co LLP is nearing an all-cash deal to acquire WebMD Health Corp , a U.S. online health publisher with a market capitalization of $2.1 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

21 Jul 2017

Lemonheads owner Ferrara eyes Nestle's candy business: sources

Ferrara Candy Co, the owner of candies such as Lemonheads and Now & Later chews, is preparing to participate in the auction for Swiss food group Nestle SA's U.S. candy business, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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