Top 20 Media Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$3,300,000,000Getty ImagesThe Carlyle GroupMediaAcquisition
5$175,000,000Allrecipes.comMeredith Corp.MediaAcquisition
6$175,000,000Bleacher ReportTime WarnerMediaAcquisition
7$175,000,000PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, ClassesUSA.comYbrant DigitalMediaAcquisition
8$167,000,000Score MediaRogers CommunicationsMediaAcquisition
9$167,000,000Ziff Davisj2 GlobalMediaAcquisition
12$130,000,000DeezerAccess IndustriesMediaInvestment
14$100,000,000Avail-TVNCarlyle GroupMediaInvestment
17$89,500,000Nook MediaPearsonMediaInvestment
19$75,000,000Avito.ruAccel PartnersMediaInvestment

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 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, & LowerMyBills from Experian for $175M (VC Circle)
  8. Rogers Communications to Buy Score Media for C$167 Million (Bloomberg)
  9. Tech Publisher Ziff Davis Acquired By j2 Global For $167M To Roll Up Ads/Media Platform (TechCrunch)
  10. IHS to acquire GlobalSpec for $135M (Biz Journal)
  11. MoneySupermarket To Acquire MoneySavingExpert For £87 million (TechCrunch)
  12. French Music Startup Deezer Gets $130M Fourth Round, Led By Warner Music Group’s Owner Access Industries (TechCrunch)
  13. Yelp IPO raises $107M (New York Post)
  14. Digital Video Consolidation: Avail-TVN Picks Up $100M From Carlyle, Buys UK’s On Demand Group For $27M (TechCrunch)
  15. Spotify Raises $100M in New Funding, Including $10M From Coca-Cola (TechCrunch)
  16. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  17. Nook Media Takes $89.5M From Pearson, Says Holiday Sales Fell Below Expectations (TechCrunch)
  18. Trulia Soars 41% in Debut (Wall Street Journal)
  19. Russian Classified Giant’s $75M From Accel Shows It’s 1999 In Emerging Economies (TechCrunch)
  20. China’s Yelp-like Dianping Secures Over $60 Million in Funding (Tech In Asia)
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