Top 20 Media Deals for 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
2 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
3 $215,000,000 iSelect Undisclosed Media Public
4 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
5 $70,000,000 Boston Globe/ New England Media Group John Henry Media Acquisition
6 $60,000,000 Daisy by Beats Electronics Consortium Media Investment
7 $57,000,000 Qunar Consortium Media Investment
8 $50,000,000 Path Undisclosed Media Investment
9 $40,000,000 Shazam America Movil Media Investment
10 $40,000,000 TheBlaze Undisclosed Media Investment
11 $35,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment
12 $33,000,000 AwesomenessTV DreamWorks Animation SKG Media Investment
13 $30,000,000 Science Hearst Ventures Media Investment
14 $26,000,000 PlayOn! Consortium Media Investment
15 $25,000,000 TuneIn Consortium Media Investment
16 $21,600,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
17 $20,000,000 ResearchGATE Undisclosed Media Investment
18 $20,000,000 Says.com Catcha Media Media Acquisition
19 $19,300,000 BuzzFeed Consortium Media Investment
20 $19,000,000 Magine Undisclosed Media Investment

More information

  1. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  2. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  3. iSelect raises A$215m in its ASX IPO at 24.5*CY13 NPAT, but drops 15.7% on Day 1 (Australian Technology Transactions)
  4. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. The New York Times Company Sells The Boston Globe (And Related Properties) For $70M (TechCrunch)
  6. Streaming Music Service ‘Daisy’ Raises $60 Million, Spins Out Of Beats Electronics As Standalone Firm (TechCrunch)
  7. Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott (Techcrunch)
  8. Path Is Raising $50M At A $500M Valuation, Still Looking For A Lead Investor (Techcrunch)
  9. Shazam Pulls In $40M From America Movil To Take On Latin America (Techcrunch)
  10. Filing Says Glenn Beck’s Network TheBlaze Is Raising $40M (TechCrunch)
  11. Bill Gates, Benchmark And More Pour $35M Into ResearchGate, The Social Network For Scientists (Techcrunch)
  12. DreamWorks Animation SKG Acquires AwesomenessTV for $33,000,000 (Xconomy)
  13. Science Inc. Gets $30M From Hearst (Socal Tech)
  14. PLAYON! SPORTS COMPLETES A $26M SERIES D FINANCING (FinSMEs)
  15. TuneIn Raises $25M Round Led By IVP, Already Surpassed 1B Listening Hours This Year (Techcrunch)
  16. Nextdoor Closes $21.6 Million In New Series B Funding To Take Its Neighborhood-Focused Social Network Global (Techcrunch)
  17. ResearchGATE Lands $20,000,002 New Financing (Xconomy)
  18. Catcha Media and Says.com Confirm $20 Million Merger, Aim To Dominate Digital Advertising in Malaysia (Tech in Asia)
  19. Social Publishing FTW: With 40M Users, Jonah Peretti’s BuzzFeed Raises Another $19.3M Led By NEA (TechCrunch)
  20. Cloud-Based TV Operator Magine Raises $19M Series A Round To Fuel International Expansion (Techcrunch)
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