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 $200,000,000 Mogujie IDG Media Investment
5 $175,000,000 Allrecipes.com Meredith Corp. Media Acquisition
6 $175,000,000 Bleacher Report Time Warner Media Acquisition
7 $175,000,000 PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, ClassesUSA.com Ybrant Digital Media Acquisition
8 $167,000,000 Score Media Rogers Communications Media Acquisition
9 $135,000,000 GlobalSpec IHS Media Acquisition
10 $133,000,000 MoneySavingExpert MoneySupermarket Media Acquisition
11 $130,000,000 Deezer Access Industries Media Investment
12 $107,250,000 Yelp Undisclosed Media Public
13 $100,000,000 Avail-TVN Carlyle Group Media Investment
14 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
15 $75,200,000 Trulia Undisclosed Media Public
16 $75,000,000 Avito.ru Accel Partners Media Investment
17 $60,000,000 Dianping Undisclosed Media Investment
18 $55,000,000 Justdial Sequoia Capital Media Investment
19 $50,000,000 Qype Yelp Media Acquisition
20 $50,000,000 Hudong DFJ Dragon, Xpert Financial 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. China’s Top Pinterest Clone Mogujie Confirms Series C Funding, Now Valued at $200 Million (Tech In Asia)
  5. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
  6. Update: It’s Done. Time Warner Buys Bleacher Report, Price Reportedly $175M (TechCrunch)
  7. Ybrant Digital to acquire PriceGrabber, ClassesUSA.com & LowerMyBills from Experian for $175M (VC Circle)
  8. Rogers Communications to Buy Score Media for C$167 Million (Bloomberg)
  9. IHS to acquire GlobalSpec for $135M (Biz Journal)
  10. MoneySupermarket To Acquire MoneySavingExpert For £87 million (TechCrunch)
  11. French Music Startup Deezer Gets $130M Fourth Round, Led By Warner Music Group’s Owner Access Industries (TechCrunch)
  12. Yelp IPO raises $107M (New York Post)
  13. Digital Video Consolidation: Avail-TVN Picks Up $100M From Carlyle, Buys UK’s On Demand Group For $27M (TechCrunch)
  14. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  15. Trulia Soars 41% in Debut (Wall Street Journal)
  16. Russian Classified Giant’s $75M From Accel Shows It’s 1999 In Emerging Economies (TechCrunch)
  17. China’s Yelp-like Dianping Secures Over $60 Million in Funding (Tech In Asia)
  18. Sequoia Capital Invests INR 305 Crore In Justdial (Plugged In)
  19. Yelp Pays $50M To Acquire Its Big European Rival, Qype (TechCrunch)
  20. Hudong, China’s Wikipedia, Raises $50 Million in Funding (Tech In Asia)
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