Top 20 Media Deals for 2011

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
3$800,000,000TwitterDST GlobalMediaInvestment
4$525,000,000PrimediaTPG CapitalMediaAcquisition
5$315,000,000The Huffington PostAOLMediaAcquisition
6$300,000,000TwitterKingdom HoldingMediaInvestment
10$150,000,000WhaleShark MediaJ.P. Morgan Asset Management, Institutional Venture PartnerMediaInvestment
11$127,000,000Answers.comAFCV HoldingsMediaAcquisition
12$100,000,000Kaixinai.comA8 Digital Music Holdings LimitedMediaInvestment
14$100,000,000SpotifyDST GlobalMediaInvestment
15$90,100,000ContentGuardPendrell CorporationMediaAcquisition
18$77,000,000Beyond OblivionNews Corp, Wellcome TrustMediaInvestment
20$54,000,000CouponCabin.comJMI EquityMediaInvestment

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  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 Acquired By AFCV Holdings For $127 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  12. A8 Invests $100M into Social Site (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 For $80 Million (Techrunch)
  18. Beyond Oblivion secures $77m extra funding (Guardian)
  19. Taking a Bigger Bite Than Expected, Sina Takes 9% of (Penn Olson)
  20. Raises $54M Equity Funding (FinSMEs)
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