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Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul is the Thailand correspondent for DEALSTREETASIA. She has worked as a journalist and fixer for international media organizations for 8 years.

During 2006, her final year as a journalism student at Thammasat University, she won two Young Journalist Awards as well as a scholarship to a training course at BBC World Headquarter in London. Once she came back, she started her career as a business reporter at The Nation, a leading English-language newspaper in Thailand, where she worked for four years and covered the government’s economic policies and corporates.

In order to enhance her business experience and broaden her journalism skills, she took a Master Degree in Business Administration (English Program) at Chulalongkorn University. She also became a freelance journalist, writer and fixer for local and international media organizations, including The Associated Press, Al Jazeera, National Public Radio (USA) and Vanity Fair.

She has covered a variety of lifestyle and travel stories as well as events of significant social, economic and political change. Recent examples include field producing for APTN during Bangkok’s 2014 red shirt political protests and subsequent coup.

Away from work, she is fond of traveling and trekking.

China Digest: Yunzhangfang secures $14m; Fenfenzhong closes $16.7m series A

Yunzhangfang has secured a $14 million series B from Hillhouse Capital. National SMEs Fund leads series A in Beijing’s online procurement service platform for restaurants.

Thai Supalai sells Philippines office asset to unit of HK private equity firm

Sky Megaplaza Properties is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-based private equity fund Arch Capital’s TRG Asian Partners III

China Digest: Jingchi on way to raise $100m; United Imaging closes $500m series A

It is the largest medical device funding in China to date and values Shanghai United Imaging at $5 billion.

Krungsri Finnovate leads $3.2m Series A in Thai fintech startup Finnomena

Other investors in this round include Benchachinda Holdings and 500 TukTuks.

Central Group, announce $500m JVs in Thailand

The JVs will focus on e-commerce and financial technology services.

Thai starch producer plans to close two acquisitions this year

The company plans to fund the acquisitions through its cash reserves.

China Digest: FreshMarket secures Series C led by Tiantu; HighLight backs Ennovabio

A Chinese O2O fresh food platform FreshMarket has closed its series C+ round led by Tiantu Capital while HighLight Capital has led a pre-series A round in Shanghai’s innovative drug firm Ennovabio. FreshMarket secures $44m series C led by Tiantu Tiantu Capital has led an RMB290 million ($44 million) series… Read more »

Thai fibreboard maker SKN to raise $44.4m via IPO

The company plans to use proceeds largely for debt repayment and capacity expansion.

TNG FinTech closes HK’s biggest series A round at post-money valuation of $565m

The round led by New Margin Capital, a Chinese private equity firm.

Thailand: JAS Asset takes over café chain Casa Lapin, sets up new JV

JAS Asset is buying the cafe chain from Coffee Project for 42 million baht ($1.27 million).