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 $300,000,000 Twitter Kingdom Holding Media Investment
7 $250,000,000 PPLive SoftBank Media Investment
8 $200,000,000 TrueCar Consortium Media Investment
9 $151,000,000 Zagat Google Media Acquisition
10 $150,000,000 WhaleShark Media J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Institutional Venture Partner Media Investment
11 $127,000,000 Answers.com AFCV Holdings Media Acquisition
12 $100,000,000 Kaixinai.com A8 Digital Music Holdings Limited Media Investment
13 $100,000,000 myYearbook Quepasa Media Acquisition
14 $100,000,000 Spotify DST Global Media Investment
15 $90,100,000 ContentGuard Pendrell Corporation Media Acquisition
16 $85,000,000 Tumblr Consortium Media Investment
17 $80,000,000 56.com Renren Media Acquisition
18 $77,000,000 Beyond Oblivion News Corp, Wellcome Trust Media Investment
19 $66,400,000 Tudou.com Sina Media Investment
20 $54,000,000 CouponCabin.com JMI Equity Media Investment

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. Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal confirms $300m investment in Twitter (The Next Web)
  7. Chinese Online Video Company PPLive Raises A Whopping $250 Million (Techcrunch)
  8. Car Price Comparison Company TrueCar Raises $200M+, Gears Up For IPO (Techcrunch)
  9. REVEALED: Google Paid $151 Million For Zagat (Business Insider)
  10. WhaleShark Media Receives $150M (FinSMEs)
  11. Q&A Site Answers.com Acquired By AFCV Holdings For $127 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  12. A8 Invests $100M into Social Site Kaixinai.com (Tech Node)
  13. Latino Social Net Quepasa Buys myYearbook For $100 million (Paid Content)
  14. DST Sets Up New Fund, Joins Huge Rounds For Spotify And China’s 360buy: Reports (Techcrunch)
  15. ContentGuard Acquired By Pendrell (SoCal Tech)
  16. Tumblr Raises $85 Million Round From Richard Branson, VCs (Techrunch)
  17. Chinese Social Network Renren Buys Video Sharing Site 56.com For $80 Million (Techrunch)
  18. Beyond Oblivion secures $77m extra funding (Guardian)
  19. Taking a Bigger Bite Than Expected, Sina Takes 9% of Tudou.com (Penn Olson)
  20. CouponCabin.com Raises $54M Equity Funding (FinSMEs)
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