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 $3,300,000,000 Getty Images The Carlyle Group Media Acquisition
3 $300,000,000 About.com IAC Media Acquisition
4 $175,000,000 Allrecipes.com Meredith Corp. Media Acquisition
5 $175,000,000 PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, ClassesUSA.com Ybrant Digital Media Acquisition
6 $175,000,000 Bleacher Report Time Warner Media Acquisition
7 $167,000,000 Score Media Rogers Communications Media Acquisition
8 $135,000,000 GlobalSpec IHS Media Acquisition
9 $133,000,000 MoneySavingExpert MoneySupermarket Media Acquisition
10 $130,000,000 Deezer Access Industries Media Investment
11 $107,250,000 Yelp Undisclosed Media Public
12 $100,000,000 Avail-TVN Carlyle Group Media Investment
13 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
14 $75,200,000 Trulia Undisclosed Media Public
15 $75,000,000 Avito.ru Accel Partners Media Investment
16 $60,000,000 Dianping Undisclosed Media Investment
17 $55,000,000 Justdial Sequoia Capital Media Investment
18 $50,000,000 Hudong DFJ Dragon, Xpert Financial Media Investment
19 $44,000,000 Manta Norwest Venture Partners Media Investment
20 $40,000,000 NuvoTV Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. Facebook Stalls In Public Debut After Record $16B In IPO (Bloomberg)
  2. Getty Images Acquired By Carlyle For $3.3 Billion (Northwest Innovation)
  3. Confirmed: IAC Has Bought About.com From The New York Times For $300M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  4. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
  5. Ybrant Digital to acquire PriceGrabber, ClassesUSA.com & LowerMyBills from Experian for $175M (VC Circle)
  6. Update: It’s Done. Time Warner Buys Bleacher Report, Price Reportedly $175M (TechCrunch)
  7. Rogers Communications to Buy Score Media for C$167 Million (Bloomberg)
  8. IHS to acquire GlobalSpec for $135M (Biz Journal)
  9. MoneySupermarket To Acquire MoneySavingExpert For £87 million (TechCrunch)
  10. French Music Startup Deezer Gets $130M Fourth Round, Led By Warner Music Group’s Owner Access Industries (TechCrunch)
  11. Yelp IPO raises $107M (New York Post)
  12. Digital Video Consolidation: Avail-TVN Picks Up $100M From Carlyle, Buys UK’s On Demand Group For $27M (TechCrunch)
  13. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  14. Trulia Soars 41% in Debut (Wall Street Journal)
  15. Russian Classified Giant’s $75M From Accel Shows It’s 1999 In Emerging Economies (TechCrunch)
  16. China’s Yelp-like Dianping Secures Over $60 Million in Funding (Tech In Asia)
  17. Sequoia Capital Invests INR 305 Crore In Justdial (Plugged In)
  18. Hudong, China’s Wikipedia, Raises $50 Million in Funding (Tech In Asia)
  19. Online Community For Small Businesses Manta Raises $44M From Norwest Venture Partners (TechCrunch)
  20. NuvoTV Secures $40M (FinSMEs)
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