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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

10 May 2018

MOVES-Mizuho Americas makes 5 senior high-yield sales, trading hires

NEW YORK, May 10 (LPC) - Mizuho Americas said it has made five senior hires for its high yield sales and trading team, expanding the financial institution’s capital markets commitment specifically in leveraged finance.

04 May 2018

T-Mobile adds to record M&A spree

NEW YORK (LPC) - The US$38bn financing backing the merger of T-Mobile US and Sprint Corp is the latest high-profile M&A financing to hit the market, adding to a pipeline of deals that lenders expect will continue to grow.

28 Apr 2018

Lenders feel benefit of M&A surge

NEW YORK (LPC) - Global M&A lending has surged to US$623bn in the year to-date with the addition of a £23bn loan package for US cable operator Comcast’s bid for Sky Plc and is rapidly closing on 2017’s full-year tally of US$884bn as more gigantic international deals line up.

19 Apr 2018

Default, credit spread outlook sours

NEW YORK, April 19 (LPC) - Risks are mounting for more corporate debt defaults and wider credit spreads amid political and trade war worries as well as rising interest rates, according to a global survey by the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers.

05 Apr 2018

Banks get first quarter boost from U.S. syndicated lending: Freeman

NEW YORK(LPC) - Bank earnings got a first-quarter boost from arranging US syndicated loans, and should benefit more significantly in coming months as financings begin to close on large mergers and takeovers announced early this year.

30 Mar 2018

U.S. leveraged lending sags, high-grade rises in first quarter

NEW YORK (LPC) - US syndicated lending in this year’s first three months was the lowest of any quarter since the one ending September 2016, after setting record issuance for all of 2017, with leveraged loans to highly indebted borrowers sagging while loans arranged for top quality companies climbed.

14 Mar 2018

Bank fee potential slashed as Trump ends Broadcom's Qualcomm takeover

NEW YORK (LPC) - A dozen banks that signed on to provide a record US$100bn (£71.6 billion) bridge loan to back Broadcom Ltd's planned US$117bn takeover of Qualcomm Inc will earn starkly less than planned for extending credit to the chipmaker after US President Donald Trump on Monday blocked the deal over national security concerns.

14 Mar 2018

Bank fee potential slashed as Trump ends Broadcom's Qualcomm takeover

NEW YORK (LPC) - A dozen banks that signed on to provide a record US$100bn bridge loan to back Broadcom Ltd's planned US$117bn takeover of Qualcomm Inc will earn starkly less than planned for extending credit to the chipmaker after US President Donald Trump on Monday blocked the deal over national security concerns.

23 Feb 2018

U.S. M&A lending hits early year high with jumbo loans

NEW YORK (LPC) - A flurry of huge US acquisitions is pushing high-grade M&A lending to early year highs as blue-chip firms take advantage of US tax reform and try to fight off the threat of online retail giant Amazon.

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