Top 20 Media Deals for 2011

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,500,000,000 Facebook Consortium Media Investment
2 $990,000,000 BNA Bloomberg Media Acquisition
3 $800,000,000 Twitter DST Global Media Investment
4 $525,000,000 Primedia TPG Capital Media Acquisition
5 $315,000,000 The Huffington Post AOL Media Acquisition
6 $250,000,000 PPLive SoftBank Media Investment
7 $200,000,000 TrueCar Consortium Media Investment
8 $151,000,000 Zagat Google Media Acquisition
9 $150,000,000 WhaleShark Media J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Institutional Venture Partner Media Investment
10 $127,000,000 AFCV Holdings Media Acquisition
11 $100,000,000 myYearbook Quepasa Media Acquisition
12 $100,000,000 Spotify DST Global Media Investment
13 $100,000,000 A8 Digital Music Holdings Limited Media Investment
14 $90,100,000 ContentGuard Pendrell Corporation Media Acquisition
15 $85,000,000 Tumblr Consortium Media Investment
16 $80,000,000 Renren Media Acquisition
17 $66,400,000 Sina Media Investment
18 $61,000,000 Google Media Acquisition
19 $54,000,000 JMI Equity Media Investment
20 $50,000,000 OkCupid Media Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook raises $1.5B, at valuation of $50B (Computer World)
  2. Bloomberg Buys Legal Database Provider BNA For $990 million (Paid Content)
  3. Twitter: That Giant RoundOf Funding? Yup, We Closed It (Business Insider)
  4. Primedia Acquired By TPG Capital For $525 Million (Techcrunch)
  5. We Have A New Uber Boss, And She’s Greek: Aol Buys HuffPo For $315 Million (Techcrunch)
  6. Chinese Online Video Company PPLive Raises A Whopping $250 Million (Techcrunch)
  7. Car Price Comparison Company TrueCar Raises $200M+, Gears Up For IPO (Techcrunch)
  8. REVEALED: Google Paid $151 Million For Zagat (Business Insider)
  9. WhaleShark Media Receives $150M (FinSMEs)
  10. Q&A Site Acquired By AFCV Holdings For $127 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  11. Latino Social Net Quepasa Buys myYearbook For $100 million (Paid Content)
  12. DST About To Lead Huge Spotify Funding (Techcrunch)
  13. A8 Invests $100M into Social Site (Tech Node)
  14. ContentGuard Acquired By Pendrell (SoCal Tech)
  15. Tumblr Raises $85 Million Round From Richard Branson, VCs (Techrunch)
  16. Chinese Social Network Renren Buys Video Sharing Site For $80 Million (Techrunch)
  17. Taking a Bigger Bite Than Expected, Sina Takes 9% of (Penn Olson)
  18. Beat that! Google acquires the UK’s for £37.7m (Techcrunch)
  19. Raises $54M Equity Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. OkCupid Acquired by for $50 Million (Mashable)
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