Top 20 Media Deals for December 2013

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$600,000,000TSL EducationTPGMediaAcquisition
3$586,000,000Sina WeiboAlibabaMediaInvestment
7$250,000,000Washington PostJeff BezosMediaAcquisition
11$70,000,000Boston Globe/ New England Media GroupJohn HenryMediaAcquisition
12$60,000,000MobliCarlos Slim, América MóvilMediaInvestment
18$50,000,000AutomatticTiger GlobalMediaInvestment

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  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. Baidu Confirms $370M Purchase Of PPS, Underscoring Online Video’s Importance For Internet Companies Around The World (Techcrunch)
  6. Q&A Platform Raises More Cash, Buys Customer Experience Analytics Company ForeSee For Over $200M (TechCrunch)
  7. Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M (TechCrunch)
  8. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  9. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Quirky Raises $79M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. The New York Times Company Sells The Boston Globe (And Related Properties) For $70M (TechCrunch)
  12. Mobli Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Nextdoor raises $60M to curb the crumbling of America’s neighborhoods (Venture Beat)
  14. Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott (Techcrunch)
  15. Quixey Raised $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Zillow Fills Out NYC Listings With $50M StreetEasy Acquisition, Plans Follow-On Offering Of 2.5M Shares For $228M (TechCrunch)
  17. Flipboard’s Mike McCue Confirms $50M Raise, Says Windows 8 App, More International Versions Coming By End Of Year (TechCrunch)
  18. WordPress parent company Automattic sees $50M investment from Tiger Global (Venturebeat)
  19. Glassdoor Closes $50M Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Foursquare’s New $41M Round Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation (Techcrunch)
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