Top 20 Media Deals for August 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 $250,000,000 Washington Post Jeff Bezos Media Acquisition
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 StreetEasy Zillow Media Acquisition
9 $50,000,000 Path Undisclosed Media Investment
10 $50,000,000 Flipboard Consortium Media Investment
11 $40,000,000 Shazam America Movil Media Investment
12 $40,000,000 TheBlaze Undisclosed Media Investment
13 $35,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment
14 $33,000,000 AwesomenessTV DreamWorks Animation SKG Media Investment
15 $30,000,000 Science Hearst Ventures Media Investment
16 $26,000,000 Maker Studios Consortium Media Investment
17 $26,000,000 PlayOn! Consortium Media Investment
18 $25,000,000 Glam Media Keating Capital, Hubert Burda Media Media Investment
19 $25,000,000 TuneIn Consortium Media Investment
20 $21,600,000 Nextdoor Consortium 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. Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M (TechCrunch)
  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. Zillow Fills Out NYC Listings With $50M StreetEasy Acquisition, Plans Follow-On Offering Of 2.5M Shares For $228M (TechCrunch)
  9. Path Is Raising $50M At A $500M Valuation, Still Looking For A Lead Investor (Techcrunch)
  10. Flipboard’s Mike McCue Confirms $50M Raise, Says Windows 8 App, More International Versions Coming By End Of Year (TechCrunch)
  11. Shazam Pulls In $40M From America Movil To Take On Latin America (Techcrunch)
  12. Filing Says Glenn Beck’s Network TheBlaze Is Raising $40M (TechCrunch)
  13. Bill Gates, Benchmark And More Pour $35M Into ResearchGate, The Social Network For Scientists (Techcrunch)
  14. DreamWorks Animation SKG Acquires AwesomenessTV for $33,000,000 (Xconomy)
  15. Science Inc. Gets $30M From Hearst (Socal Tech)
  16. Maker Studios Raises $26M in Second Tranche of Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. PLAYON! SPORTS COMPLETES A $26M SERIES D FINANCING (FinSMEs)
  18. Glam Media Raises Another $25M As It Prepares To Go Public (TechCrunch)
  19. TuneIn Raises $25M Round Led By IVP, Already Surpassed 1B Listening Hours This Year (Techcrunch)
  20. Nextdoor Closes $21.6 Million In New Series B Funding To Take Its Neighborhood-Focused Social Network Global (Techcrunch)
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