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 $600,000,000 TSL Education TPG Media Acquisition
3 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
4 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
5 $250,000,000 Washington Post Jeff Bezos Media Acquisition
6 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
7 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
8 $70,000,000 Boston Globe/ New England Media Group John Henry Media Acquisition
9 $60,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
10 $57,000,000 Qunar Consortium Media Investment
11 $50,000,000 StreetEasy Zillow Media Acquisition
12 $50,000,000 Quixey Consortium Media Investment
13 $40,000,000 Vox Media Accel Partners Media Investment
14 $35,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment
15 $35,000,000 Outbrain Consortium Media Investment
16 $33,000,000 AwesomenessTV DreamWorks Animation SKG Media Investment
17 $30,000,000 Science Hearst Ventures Media Investment
18 $26,000,000 PlayOn! Consortium Media Investment
19 $26,000,000 Maker Studios Consortium Media Investment
20 $25,000,000 TuneIn Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  2. TPG Buys TSL, Owner Of The TES Connect Education Network, For Around $600M (Techcrunch)
  3. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  4. Sogou Secured $448 million Investment from Tencent, will Merge Soso (Technode)
  5. Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M (TechCrunch)
  6. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  7. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. The New York Times Company Sells The Boston Globe (And Related Properties) For $70M (TechCrunch)
  9. Nextdoor raises $60M to curb the crumbling of America’s neighborhoods (Venture Beat)
  10. Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott (Techcrunch)
  11. Zillow Fills Out NYC Listings With $50M StreetEasy Acquisition, Plans Follow-On Offering Of 2.5M Shares For $228M (TechCrunch)
  12. Quixey Raised $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Vox Media raising $40M to invest in video content on SB Nation, The Verge, & Polygon (Venture Beat)
  14. Bill Gates, Benchmark And More Pour $35M Into ResearchGate, The Social Network For Scientists (Techcrunch)
  15. Content Recommendation Service (And Rumored IPO Candidate) Outbrain Raises Another $35M (TechCrunch)
  16. DreamWorks Animation SKG Acquires AwesomenessTV for $33,000,000 (Xconomy)
  17. Science Inc. Gets $30M From Hearst (Socal Tech)
  18. PLAYON! SPORTS COMPLETES A $26M SERIES D FINANCING (FinSMEs)
  19. Maker Studios Raises $26M in Second Tranche of Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. TuneIn Raises $25M Round Led By IVP, Already Surpassed 1B Listening Hours This Year (Techcrunch)
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