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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.

Thailand’s Lanna to acquire Indonesian coal miner for $30m

Thailand based Lanna Resources PCL (LANNA) is planning to acquire at least one coal mine in Indonesia this year with an approximate investment outlay of $20 million-$30 million. The company is also interested in investing in a coal-fired power plant in Indonesia (especially since the coal price has dropped) and an alternative-energy based power… Read more »


Thailand’s Siam Wellness to invest $12m for expansion

After its listing in Market for Alternative Investment last year, Siam Wellness Group (SPA), one of the largest spa chains in Thailand, has allocated a budget of 400 million baht ($12.34 million) for its expansion this year, including the acquisition of two spa companies in Thailand. Chief executive Wiboon Utsahajit said that it was negotiating to buy two… Read more »


Thailand Dealbook: Kolao, Dawei

This week, one of the large diversified companies in Lao is preparing to list on the Thai bourse in the second quarter. Meanwhile, two of Thailand’s leading construction firms are scheduled to have a signing ceremony with Myanmar government to kick off the development of Dawei project. Lao’s auto-seller to… Read more »


2014 has been a year of exits: Bain & Co

The year 2014 has been labelled the “year of exits” for the global private equity (PE). industry. At $450 billion, the exits from buyouts have surpassed an all time high. According to a report from Bain & Company, the “flood of capital will have knock-on effects that raise new challenges for investors in… Read more »


Buyout-backed PE exits hit all time high in 2014: Bain & Co

The value of private equity (PE) exits in 2014 surged by 67 per cent year on year with buyout-backed exits hitting records, globally.The trend was fuelled mainly by the sales of a handful of very large assets to strategic acquirers and an aggressive IPO market in the first half of the… Read more »


Mitsubishi Corp, partners kick off first ASEAN PE fund

Japan’s largest trading company Mitsubishi Corporation, together with CIMB Group and Development Bank of Japan Inc (DBJ), has announced the launch of a private equity fund, called ASEAN Industrial Growth Fund (AIGF), today. Headquartered in Singapore, AIGF will be a private equity platform providing growth capital to the middle market in Southeast Asia particularly… Read more »


Thailand’s CPF to acquire Cambodian agro-producer for $86.5m

Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF), Thailand-listed food and agricultural producer, is planning to acquire the remaining shares of CP Cambodia, in which it currently holds a 25 per cent stake. The move will help CPF consolidate its position as a leading agricultural-industry operator in Asean. The proposal for will be put forward to the… Read more »


Thailand’s Singha Estate to partner Nirvana through a share swap deal

Singha Estate PCL, a real estate company that is part of Thailand’s Singha Corp, has announced a partnership with Nirvana Development Co, through a share swap agreement. The deal, which is expected to be completed in April, will see Singha Estate issue 186.51 million shares to Nirvana in exchange for Nirvana’s existing 3.65 million shares…. Read more »


Thailand’s EPG acquires Australian auto-part maker for $17.69m

Thailand-based synthetic rubber and plastic products maker Eastern Polymer Group (EPG) has signed the share sales agreement with CMI Limited to take over Australia-based auto-part maker TJM Products Pty Ltd (TJM) for 566.1 million baht ($17.69 million) through Aeroklas Australia Pty Ltd (ARKAU). ARKAU is a wholly-owned Australian subsidiary of… Read more »


Exclusive: TRC’s Smai Leesakul to head Asean Potash Mining Co

As the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Thailand-based industrial construction firm, TRC Construction PLC, one of the leading construction contractors in the country, Smai Leesakul, has negotiated some challenging times for the company, while laying a strong foundation for it’s future growth. In an exclusive interaction with DEALSTREETASIA, the veterans of Thailand’s real estate and… Read more »