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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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23 Nov 2017

CVC gauges interest from Chinese suitors for components maker Linxens -sources

HONG KONG, Nov 23 Buyout group CVC is gauging the interest of prospective Chinese suitors for its portfolio company Linxens, the French smart-card components maker that it bought two years ago for 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion), people close to the matter said.

14 Nov 2017

China's HNA Group reshuffles top level executives

BEIJING/HONG KONG HNA Group, the acquisitive Chinese aviation-to-financial services conglomerate, said on Tuesday it had reshuffled the leadership of its tourism unit, which includes its flagship Hainan Airlines.

10 Nov 2017

Chinese investors swoop on foreign education assets to meet soaring demand at home

HONG KONG Chinese investors are stepping up their hunt for education assets overseas as more Chinese students seek access to Western educational resources at home or abroad.Private equity firm Citic Capital has submitted a bid for Study Group, according to two sources. Providence Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity group, is selling the Sydney-headquartered company, which provides language and preparatory courses for university students, for up to $1 billion, the sources said.

10 Nov 2017

Blackstone buys China-based packager ShyaHsin in $800-900 million deal: sources

HONG KONG Global asset manager Blackstone Group LP has reached a deal to acquire China-based cosmetics packaging firm ShyaHsin Packaging (China) Co Ltd for about $800 million to $900 million, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

09 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Baring Private Equity Asia raising new $6 billion fund - sources

HONG KONG Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia is aiming to raise $6 billion in a new Asian fund, as investors hungry for growth in emerging markets fuel a regional fund-raising bonanza, five people with knowledge of the matter said.

09 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Baring Private Equity Asia raising new $6 billion fund - sources

HONG KONG Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia is aiming to raise $6 billion in a new Asian private equity fund, as investors hungry for growth in emerging markets fuel a regional fund-raising bonanza, five people with knowledge told Reuters.

07 Nov 2017

ACR calls off sale to Shenzhen govt-consortium after buyers flag delays

HONG KONG, Nov 7 A planned sale of ACR Capital, the holding firm for a Singapore-based reinsurer, to a Shenzhen government-owned consortium has been called off after the consortium flagged it would not be able to close the deal this year, ACR's chief executive said.

07 Nov 2017

Exclusive: China's Meituan-Dianping mulls U.S. IPO of at least $3 billion in 2018 - sources

HONG KONG China's Meituan-Dianping, an online platform for ordering food and booking movies and restaurants, is considering an initial public offering in the United States as soon as next year, five people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

03 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Hong Kong's SenseTime eyes world's top AI fundraising with $500 million goal - sources

HONG KONG Chinese private equity backed artificial intelligence (AI) company SenseTime Group plans to raise about $500 million in a new funding round, people familiar with the move said, in what would be the biggest ever such fundraising by an AI startup.

30 Oct 2017

Asian funds in talks to buy Pearson's English language unit: sources

HONG KONG/LONDON Two Asian funds are nearing a deal to buy Pearson's English-language school business after trumping a rival bid from private equity firm MBK Partners, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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