Ekachai Chotpitayasunon is primarily engaged in capital markets (including IPOs, debt/equity offerings, and property funds), mergers and acquisitions, as well as banking and finance (bills of exchange and debt financing) and corporate restructuring. He has particular expertise in offering debentures and debt instruments from several Thai companies through a private placement offering to institutional investors and high net worth individuals.
Ekachai has represented a wide spectrum of companies from small local firms to state-owned enterprises and large foreign multinationals. He has deep-rooted experience in the real estate and property development sector, having spearheaded numerous complex real estate development projects. The other major industry sectors which he serves include financial services, energy & power (renewable energy – solar/wind), oil & gas, and TMT (technology, media and telecoms including tech startups and e-commerce firms).
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Ekachai is frequently involved in some of Thailand’s largest transactions. Set out below is a sampling of some of his recent work.
Advising JKN Global Media Public Company Limited, the market leader in Thailand’s content distributorship industry, in connection with the Exclusive Distributorship Agreement with BEC World Public Company Limited and The Bangkok Television Company Limited in distributing all Channel 3 TV drama series in certain territories.
Advising Finnomena Company Limited, a fast-growing financial advisory firm, in connection with the Share Subscription Agreement and Shareholders’ Agreement for its rounds of funding from Angel, Series A and Series B investors.
Advising Hydrotek Public Company Limited, a leader in environment and waste management company in connection with the acquisition of 66% shares in SUT Global Company Limited by way of entire business transfer, with a deal value of THB 500 million.
Advising Scan Inter Public Company Limited, an energy business conductor which specialises in providing a complete natural gas system, in connection with the acquisition of shares in several gas station-related companies, with an approximate total value of THB 300 million.
Advising Thai ultimate shareholders of SECO Transport Co., Ltd. in connection with sales of share capital to the Thai business partner, with a deal value of THB 120 million.
Representing TIME dotCom International Sdn Bhd – a subsidiary of a Malaysian listed company for acquisition, through a partial voluntary tender offer, of 38.75 percent of the issued share capital of Symphony Communication Public Company Limited, with an approximate total value of THB 1,540 million.
Advising DOD Biotech Public Company Limited, a manufacturer of dietary supplements, in connection with the acquisition of 90% shares in PCCA Laboratory Company Limited by way of entire business transfer, with a deal value of THB 297 million.
Advising Padaeng Industry Public Company Limited, an operating renewable energy business, in connection with the acquisition of 100% shares in IEC Mae Ramat Co., Ltd., operating a solar power plant project with 6.3 Megawatt in Tak Province, with a deal value of THB 477 million.
Advising B.Grimm Joint Venture Holding Company Limited, in connection with the requirements and restrictions under the relevant laws with the preparation of bidding and supporting documents for submitting to the Royal Thai Navy in respect to the development of three 60,000 sq.m. condominium buildings on state-owned land, with the total value of roughly THB 800 million.