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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

12 Jun 2014

TRLPC: Loan investors wary of rising Libor

NEW YORK Managers of Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) funds and bank loan mutual fund investors are worried that higher U.S. Libor rates will see smaller CLO equity payouts that will reduce managers income and will also pull secondary loan pricing lower.

29 May 2014

TRLPC: EFIH 2nd-lien bondholders vie for control via new DIP

NEW YORK, May 29 A lender call has been scheduled on Thursday to market an alternative $1.9 billion second-lien debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing for Energy Future Intermediate Holdings (EFIH), a subsidiary that owns the regulated business for bankrupt power company Energy Future Holdings, sources said.

23 May 2014

TRLPC: U.S. loan market takes early summer break

NEW YORK, May 23 After several weeks of softness due to increased supply and fund outflows, the U.S. leveraged loan market slowed to a pre-Memorial Day crawl as issuers continued to show a strong preference for high-yield bonds.

09 May 2014

Caesars bondholders feel the pressure

NEW YORK, May 9 (IFR/RLPC) - With debt-laden gaming giant Caesars widely expected to undergo restructuring, current bondholders may see their future negotiating power being seriously weakened.

22 Apr 2014

Valeant nets $15.5 billion debt financing for Allergan buy

NEW YORK Valeant Pharmaceuticals has lined up $15.5 billion (9.2 billion pounds) in debt financing from Barclays and RBC Capital Markets to fund its proposed $47 billion purchase of Allergan Inc., the company said on Tuesday in a press release.

22 Apr 2014

RLPC-Valeant nets $15.5 bln debt financing for Allergan buy

NEW YORK, April 22 Valeant Pharmaceuticals has lined up $15.5 billion in debt financing from Barclays and RBC Capital Markets to fund its proposed $47 billion purchase of Allergan Inc., the company said on Tuesday in a press release.

31 Mar 2014

RLPC: More aggressive covenant-lite loans barrel through market

NEW YORK, March 31 U.S. covenant-lite lending is moving into a more aggressive phase as banks make more concessions and loosen loan terms further to offer even greater flexibility to private equity companies and U.S. firms in a borrower's market.

11 Mar 2014

RLPC: SunGard spinoff SunGard Availability preps $1.275B in debt

NEW YORK, March 11 SunGard Availability Services is coming to market with a $1.275 billion credit in connection with its spinoff from SunGard Data Systems as the underperforming division is sold off, sources told Thomson Reuters LPC.

07 Mar 2014

RLPC: Retail companies take advantage of hot U.S. loan market

NEW YORK Red-hot institutional demand for U.S. leveraged loans has produced a string of aggressive deals for fashion retail companies, including an aggressive buyout financing backing private equity firm Sycamore Partners' takeover of The Jones Group apparel company.

07 Mar 2014

RLPC: Retail companies take advantage of hot U.S. loan market

NEW YORK, March 7 Red-hot institutional demand for U.S. leveraged loans has produced a string of aggressive deals for fashion retail companies, including an aggressive buyout financing backing private equity firm Sycamore Partners' takeover of The Jones Group apparel company.

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