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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MILAN Italian infrastructure fund F2i is in talks with investors to raise at least 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in what would be the biggest ever fundraising by an Italian investment firm, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
LONDON British insurer Hyperion has hired Morgan Stanley to sound out financial investors for a minority stake sale, sources told Reuters, in a deal that could value the London-based firm at more than 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion).
LONDON U.S. cable manufacturer General Cable Corp has received tentative bids from European rivals Prysmian , Nexans and NKT , two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, as part of its efforts to find a new owner.
LONDON, Oct 6 U.S. cable manufacturer General Cable Corp has received tentative bids from European rivals Prysmian, Nexans and NKT, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, as part of its efforts to find a new owner.
DUBLIN/LONDON Summit Materials, a U.S. construction firm set up by former CRH executives, has made a rival offer for Ash Grove Cement, which CRH has agreed to pay $3.5 billion for, a source said.
LONDON Anglo-Dutch consumer group Unilever has invited private equity bidders to submit tentative offers for its $8 billion margarine and spreads business by a deadline of Oct. 19, two sources close to the matter told Reuters.
NEW YORK/LONDON The value of mergers and acquisitions globally dropped slightly in the third quarter of 2017, as big deals worth more than $10 billion were scarce given uncertainty about economic policy in the U.S. and Europe in particular, leaving dealmakers to feast on a plethora of smaller transactions.
LONDON/FRANKFURT Italian financier Giulio Gallazzi is seeking binding commitments from a series of hedge funds to finance a proposed takeover of Italy's oldest football club, Genoa CFC, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
FRANKFURT/LONDON Swiss stock exchange operator SIX Group has hired JPMorgan to look at options for its payments unit, including a sale worth up to 2 billion Swiss francs ($2.1 billion), sources familiar with the plans told Reuters.
LISBON/LONDON, Sept 20 The owners of Portuguese payments provider SIBS are considering a potential sale or capital increase and have hired Deutsche Bank to explore its options, the company said.