Top 20 Media Deals for May 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
2$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
6$54,000,000Doximity ConsortiumMediaInvestment
7$40,000,000Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, RedditMediaInvestment
8$34,000,000AereoHimalaya Capital Management, Gordon CrawfordMediaInvestment
9$30,000,000CPXiBusiness Development Corporation of AmericaMediaInvestment
12$20,000,000117goSoftbank China Venture CapitalMediaInvestment
13$18,000,000FTBpro ConsortiumMediaInvestment
15$15,000,000Mode MediaUndisclosedMediaInvestment
16$14,500,000Wanderful Media ConsortiumMediaInvestment
18$12,000,000Business InsiderJeff BezosMediaInvestment
19$10,000,000AviasalesiTech CapitalMediaInvestment

More information

  1. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  2. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  3. Social bulletin board Pinterest raises $200M with a $5B valuation (updated) (VentureBeat)
  4. Automattic Raises $160M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Quora collects $80 million in funding (CNET)
  6. Doximity Closes $54M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  8. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  9. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Path Closes $25M Series C Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  11. Trustpilot Raises $25M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. China online travel journal service 117go raises $20 million (TNOOZ)
  13. FTBpro Closes $18M Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Banjo Raises $16M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Before Rebranding As Mode Media, Glam Raised An Additional $15M (TechCrunch)
  16. Wanderful Media Raises $14.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Mashable Raises $13M In Its First Outside Funding (TechCrunch)
  18. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Puts More Money Into Business Insider (The Wall Street Journal)
  19. Travel metasearch engine Aviasales secures $10M from iTech Capital (Venture Beat)
  20. PolicyMic Closes $10M Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
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