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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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Perrigo lines up bid for Merck's consumer health unit: sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT Generic drugmaker Perrigo has decided to enter the fray for Merck KGaA's consumer health unit, sources told Reuters, and is preparing an indicative offer for the $4.7 billion business ahead of a deadline on Friday.

14 Dec 2017

Perrigo preparing non-binding bid for Merck KgaA's consumer health unit -sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT, Dec 14 U.S. drugmaker Perrigo has decided to enter the fray for Merck KgaA's consumer health unit, sources told Reuters on Thursday, and is preparing an indicative offer for the $4.7 billion business ahead of the Dec. 15 deadline.

13 Dec 2017

Atlantia braced for possible legal action to secure Abertis bid rights: source

LONDON Italy's largest motorway operator Atlantia is examining legal action to stay in the $20 billion bidding war for Spanish rival Abertis amid concerns it will be frozen out of the contest, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

12 Dec 2017

UniCredit raises dividend, bad loan reduction goals

MILAN/LONDON Italy's biggest bank UniCredit raised its 2019 dividend goal and pledged to shed more soured debts despite regulatory pressures, as part of a turnaround under CEO Jean Pierre Mustier.

07 Dec 2017

Atlantia, Hochtief brace for sealed bid contest in Abertis battle: sources

By Pamela Barbaglia, Francesca Landini and Matthias Inverardi

06 Dec 2017

Buyout firm Platinum seeks parts of Unilever spreads business: sources

LONDON Investment firm Platinum Equity is preparing a binding bid for part of Unilever's margarine and spreads business, sources familiar with the matter said, ahead of next week's deadline for final offers.

05 Dec 2017

Italy's Guala boss puts auction on hold with own bid plan - sources

LONDON/MILAN, Dec 5 The sale of Italian packaging firm Guala Closures has been thrown off track after its chairman and CEO Marco Giovannini attempted to raise cash for a possible management buy-out, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

02 Dec 2017

Nestle, Stada prepare rival bids for Germany's Merck consumer health: sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT Swiss food giant Nestle and the private equity owners of German drug firm Stada are both preparing tentative bids for Merck KgaA's consumer health unit, several sources told Reuters.

01 Dec 2017

Italy's Prysmian lines up binding bid for General Cable: sources

LONDON/MILAN European cable firm Prysmian is finalizing an all-cash binding bid for General Cable which could be worth more than $1.1 billion, sources familiar with the matter said.

01 Dec 2017

Italy's Prysmian lines up binding bid for General Cable - sources

LONDON/MILAN, Dec 1 European cable firm Prysmian is finalising an all-cash binding bid for General Cable which could be worth more than $1.1 billion, sources familiar with the matter said.

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