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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

29 Nov 2017

Meredith’s Time buy helps lift U.S. media lending to 11-year high

NEW YORK U.S. media group Meredith Corp’s planned purchase of Time Inc is the latest in a run of mergers that have boosted media lending to the highest point in more than a decade as the sector regroups to fight online content providers.

10 Nov 2017

LPC: Lenders to embrace a record Broadcom bridge loan

NEW YORK, Nov 10 Banks are eager to open their wallets for what could be the biggest syndicated loan financing ever for an investment-grade acquisition, if chipmaker Broadcom’s unsolicited US$103bn bid to buy Qualcomm is accepted.

03 Nov 2017

U.S. healthcare brightens tame U.S. high-grade M&A lending

NEW YORK CVS Health Corp’s planned US$66bn buy of Aetna Inc is poised to boost the healthcare sector’s share of US investment-grade mergers and acquisitions lending beyond its current one-third share of the US$122bn total as the sector remains a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster market.

01 Nov 2017

LPC: More competitive U.S. oil and gas lending drives down pricing

NEW YORK A renewed willingness to lend to US oil and gas companies, as oil prices stabilize well above lows, is driving down pricing for borrowers after two straight years of steep increases.

01 Nov 2017

LPC: More competitive US oil and gas lending drives down pricing

NEW YORK, Nov 1 A renewed willingness to lend to US oil and gas companies, as oil prices stabilize well above lows, is driving down pricing for borrowers after two straight years of steep increases.

19 Oct 2017

LPC: Global defaults, credit spreads to rise led by North America -poll

NEW YORK, Oct 19 Corporate debt defaults and credit spreads will increase globally, with a more bearish outlook for North America than Europe, following a prolonged period of cheap credit and ardent investor demand that has spurred red-hot borrowing, according to an International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers quarterly (IACPM) survey.

12 Oct 2017

LPC: Bank fee income spikes with record US syndicated lending

NEW YORK, Oct 12 Bank fees earned from arranging a record US$1.75trn of US syndicated loans in the first nine months of the year hit an all-time high, as companies continued to lock in cheap financing costs amid ardent investor demand.

29 Sep 2017

LPC: Low rates, improving economy ignite US syndicated lending

NEW YORK, Sept 29 A burst of loans to highly indebted companies to cut borrowing costs and acquire corporate targets while interest rates remain low boosted US syndicated lending by 24% to an all-time high for any nine-month period, charting a course toward a record issuance year.

18 Sep 2017

Northrop Grumman scores biggest U.S. defense acquisition loan in six years

NEW YORK Global defense and security systems company Northrop Grumman is backing its US$9.2bn purchase of aerospace and defense technology company Orbital ATK with an US$8.5bn bridge loan, the largest loan for an acquisition by an investment-grade company in the sector in six years.

06 Sep 2017

LPC: United Tech launches US$6.5bn loan for Rockwell Collins buy

NEW YORK, Sept 6 United Technologies Corp launched a US$6.5bn loan on Wednesday to support the aerospace and industrial company’s US$23bn purchase of avionics supplier Rockwell Collins Inc, the largest merger ever in the aerospace sector, sources said.

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