Top 20 Media Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$175,000,000Allrecipes.comMeredith Corp.MediaAcquisition
3$175,000,000PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, ClassesUSA.comYbrant DigitalMediaAcquisition
7$100,000,000Avail-TVNCarlyle GroupMediaInvestment
10$75,000,000Avito.ruAccel PartnersMediaInvestment
11$44,000,000MantaNorwest Venture PartnersMediaInvestment
15$30,000,000The JetstreamQuantum Capital FundMediaInvestment
19$25,000,000eMarketerStripes GroupMediaInvestment

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  1. Facebook Stalls In Public Debut After Record $16B In IPO (Bloomberg)
  2. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
  3. Ybrant Digital to acquire PriceGrabber, & LowerMyBills from Experian for $175M (VC Circle)
  4. MoneySupermarket To Acquire MoneySavingExpert For £87 million (TechCrunch)
  5. Yelp IPO raises $107M (New York Post)
  6. Acquires For $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  7. Digital Video Consolidation: Avail-TVN Picks Up $100M From Carlyle, Buys UK’s On Demand Group For $27M (TechCrunch)
  8. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  9. Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others (Techcrunch)
  10. Russian Classified Giant’s $75M From Accel Shows It’s 1999 In Emerging Economies (TechCrunch)
  11. Online Community For Small Businesses Manta Raises $44M From Norwest Venture Partners (TechCrunch)
  12. Machinima Gets $35M In Funding, Led By Google (TechCrunch)
  13. Viadeo Raises $32M To Expand Its Professional Social Network In China, Russia And Beyond (Techcrunch)
  14. Path Announces $30M+ Round Of Funding, Investors Include Sir Richard Branson (Techcrunch)
  15. South African VC Firm Debuts $200M US Fund, Invests $30M In ‘The Jetstream’ [Updated] (Techcrunch)
  16. Viddy Is Raising $30M At A $370M Valuation (Techcrunch)
  17. 2tor Raises $26M D Round To Put Online Degrees In The Same Class As Their On-Campus Rivals (TechCrunch)
  18. BranchOut Hits 25 Million Users, Nabs $25M In Series C Funding (TechCrunch)
  19. eMarketer Receives $25M Investment from Stripes Group (FinSMEs)
  20. Social Publisher Wattpad Raises $17.3M From Khosla, Jerry Yang, Others (TechCrunch)
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