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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.

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15 Feb 2018

More banks joining $14 billion debt for Blackstone's TR unit buy

LONDON More banks are poised to join a $14 billion financing backing U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters Corp , banking sources said on Wednesday.

14 Feb 2018

LPC-More banks joining US$14bn debt for Blackstone's TR unit buy

LONDON, Feb 14 More banks are poised to join a US$14bn financing backing US private equity firm Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters Corp, banking sources said on Wednesday.

13 Feb 2018

Banks to launch 4.6 billion euro loan backing KKR’s Unilever spreads buy

LONDON Banks are expected to launch a 4.6 billion euro-equivalent leveraged loan within the next week that backs U.S. private equity firm KKR’s acquisition of Unilever’s margarine and spreads business, banking sources said.

13 Feb 2018

LPC-Banks to launch €4.6bn loan backing KKR’s Unilever spreads buy

LONDON, Feb 13 Banks are expected to launch a €4.6bn-equivalent leveraged loan within the next week that backs US private equity firm KKR’s acquisition of Unilever’s margarine and spreads business, banking sources said.

12 Feb 2018

Banks line up approx $2.5 billion debt for EG’s Kroger buy

LONDON Banks have lined up approximately $2.5 billion equivalent of leveraged loans to back UK forecourt operator EG Group’s acquisition of US grocery chain Kroger's convenience store unit, banking sources said.

12 Feb 2018

Three banks lead 339 million euro loan for Trescal buy

LONDON Three banks have been mandated on a 339 million euro equivalent leveraged loan financing backing the acquisition of French calibration services provider Trescal, banking sources said.

08 Feb 2018

LPC-Lenders compete to offer debt on Care UK unit sale

LONDON, Feb 8 Banks and direct lenders are competing to provide debt packages of around £250m to back a potential sale of the residential care business of Care UK in the latest example of how the two different sets of lenders are going head-to-head for the same work.

08 Feb 2018

LPC-Banks sell out of Steinhoff, as hedge funds snap up paper

LONDON, Feb 8 Banks are selling out of their exposure in troubled South African retailer Steinhoff with Natixis being the latest bank to sell out completely, and hedge funds are proving to be willing buyers of the paper, banking sources said.

07 Feb 2018

LPC-Natixis aims to sell its Steinhoff loan exposure

LONDON, Feb 7 Natixis is seeking to sell out of its approximate US$110m-equivalent exposure in troubled South African retailer Steinhoff in Europe’s secondary loan market, banking sources said.

07 Feb 2018

Flamingo buyout loan closes but lenders take hit

LONDON Banks have taken a loss on a €310 million (£275 million) leveraged loan financing backing UK flower and vegetable supplier Flamingo’s merger with Afriflora after making changes to the deal in order to attract enough investor support, bankers said.

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