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.
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FRANKFURT/LONDON/NEW YORK Germany's Lanxess has dropped out of a consortium bidding for Akzo Nobel's speciality chemicals business, two people close to the matter said.
FRANKFURT/LONDON/NEW YORK, March 16 Germany's Lanxess has dropped out of a consortium that includes U.S. private equity firm Apollo in the bidding war for Dulux paint maker Akzo Nobel's specialty chemicals business, two people close to the matter said.
LONDON, March 14 French private equity fund Apax Partners has clinched a deal to buy a majority stake in Italian consultancy Business Integration Partners (BIP) for more than 200 million euros ($248 million), a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
LONDON/MADRID Goldman Sachs is moving one of its senior London-based dealmakers to Madrid as part of a plan to strengthen its European network ahead of Brexit, sources familiar with the matter said.
LONDON/FRANKFURT/GENEVA Renault and alliance partner Nissan are discussing plans for a closer tie-up in which the Japanese carmaker would acquire the bulk of the French state's 15 percent Renault holding, people close to the matter told Reuters.
LONDON Britain's GKN could clinch a merger of its automotive business with Dana Incorporated within two weeks, four sources close to the matter told Reuters, complicating Melrose's hostile bid for the FTSE 100 engineering group.
LONDON, March 7 Britain's GKN is in advanced talks over a merger of its automotive unit with Dana Incorporated, a deal that would complicate Melrose's hostile bid for the FTSE 100 company, five sources familiar with the matter said.
LONDON/FRANKFURT/MILAN Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) is looking to spin off auto-parts business Magneti Marelli to its shareholders via a Milan listing that will not raise money by selling new shares, four sources familiar with the matter said.
BARCELONA/LONDON The prospects of seeing a handful of telecoms giants take control of the European market as in China and the United States look remote as hopes for a new wave of large cross-border deals quickly run into cold reality.
LONDON/MILAN Telecom Italia (TIM) has chosen Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse to work on the spin-off of its network, three sources told Reuters.
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