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Pamela Barbaglia

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

13 Dec 2017

Atlantia braced for possible legal action to secure Abertis bid rights -source

LONDON Italy's largest motorway operator Atlantia is examining legal action to stay in the $20 billion bidding war for Spanish rival Abertis amid concerns it will be frozen out of the contest, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

12 Dec 2017

UniCredit raises dividend, bad loan reduction goals

MILAN/LONDON Italy's biggest bank UniCredit raised its 2019 dividend goal and pledged to shed more soured debts despite regulatory pressures, as part of a turnaround under CEO Jean Pierre Mustier.

06 Dec 2017

Atlantia, Hochtief brace for sealed bid contest in Abertis battle - sources

By Pamela Barbaglia, Francesca Landini and Matthias Inverardi

05 Dec 2017

Buyout firm Platinum seeks parts of Unilever spreads business: sources

LONDON Investment firm Platinum Equity is preparing a binding bid for part of Unilever's margarine and spreads business, sources familiar with the matter said, ahead of next week's deadline for final offers.

05 Dec 2017

Italy's Guala boss puts auction on hold with own bid plan - sources

LONDON/MILAN, Dec 5 The sale of Italian packaging firm Guala Closures has been thrown off track after its chairman and CEO Marco Giovannini attempted to raise cash for a possible management buy-out, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

01 Dec 2017

Nestle, Stada prepare rival bids for Germany's Merck consumer health: sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT Swiss food giant Nestle and the private equity owners of German drug firm Stada are both preparing tentative bids for Merck KgaA's consumer health unit, several sources told Reuters.

01 Dec 2017

Italy's Prysmian lines up binding bid for General Cable - sources

LONDON/MILAN European cable firm Prysmian is finalising an all-cash binding bid for General Cable which could be worth more than $1.1 billion (£0.81 billion), sources familiar with the matter said.

01 Dec 2017

Italy's Prysmian lines up binding bid for General Cable - sources

LONDON/MILAN, Dec 1 European cable firm Prysmian is finalising an all-cash binding bid for General Cable which could be worth more than $1.1 billion, sources familiar with the matter said.

29 Nov 2017

Unilever spreads auction narrows with three funds left - sources

LONDON Private equity firms Apollo, KKR and CVC Capital Partners are the final three parties left bidding for Unilever's margarine and spreads business, sources familiar with the matter said, as the process moves towards its final round.

29 Nov 2017

Exclusive - Goldman strengthens Italy foothold with bigger Milan office - sources

LONDON Goldman Sachs is poised to sign a lease for a new office in Milan that will significantly boost its presence in Italy as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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