Top 20 Media Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $16,000,000,000 Facebook Undisclosed Media Public
2 $175,000,000 Allrecipes.com Meredith Corp. Media Acquisition
3 $175,000,000 PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, ClassesUSA.com Ybrant Digital Media Acquisition
4 $135,000,000 GlobalSpec IHS Media Acquisition
5 $133,000,000 MoneySavingExpert MoneySupermarket Media Acquisition
6 $107,250,000 Yelp Undisclosed Media Public
7 $100,000,000 Avail-TVN Carlyle Group Media Investment
8 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
9 $85,000,000 Yammer Consortium Media Investment
10 $75,000,000 Avito.ru Accel Partners Media Investment
11 $55,000,000 Justdial Sequoia Capital Media Investment
12 $50,000,000 Hudong DFJ Dragon, Xpert Financial Media Investment
13 $44,000,000 Manta Norwest Venture Partners Media Investment
14 $35,000,000 Machinima Consortium Media Investment
15 $32,000,000 Viadeo Consortium Media Investment
16 $30,000,000 Path Consortium Media Investment
17 $30,000,000 The Jetstream Quantum Capital Fund Media Investment
18 $30,000,000 Viddy Undisclosed Media Investment
19 $27,000,000 Yext Consortium Media Investment
20 $26,000,000 2tor Consortium Media Investment

More information

  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, ClassesUSA.com & LowerMyBills from Experian for $175M (VC Circle)
  4. IHS to acquire GlobalSpec for $135M (Biz Journal)
  5. MoneySupermarket To Acquire MoneySavingExpert For £87 million (TechCrunch)
  6. Yelp IPO raises $107M (New York Post)
  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. Sequoia Capital Invests INR 305 Crore In Justdial (Plugged In)
  12. Hudong, China’s Wikipedia, Raises $50 Million in Funding (Tech In Asia)
  13. Online Community For Small Businesses Manta Raises $44M From Norwest Venture Partners (TechCrunch)
  14. Machinima Gets $35M In Funding, Led By Google (TechCrunch)
  15. Viadeo Raises $32M To Expand Its Professional Social Network In China, Russia And Beyond (Techcrunch)
  16. Path Announces $30M+ Round Of Funding, Investors Include Sir Richard Branson (Techcrunch)
  17. South African VC Firm Debuts $200M US Fund, Invests $30M In ‘The Jetstream’ [Updated] (Techcrunch)
  18. Viddy Is Raising $30M At A $370M Valuation (Techcrunch)
  19. Yext Raises $27M More At A $270M Valuation (TechCrunch)
  20. 2tor Raises $26M D Round To Put Online Degrees In The Same Class As Their On-Campus Rivals (TechCrunch)
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