Top 20 Media Deals for December 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
2 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
3 $200,000,000 Mogujie Consortium Media Investment
4 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
5 $160,000,000 Automattic Consortium Media Investment
6 $80,000,000 Quora Consortium Media Investment
7 $54,000,000 Doximity Consortium Media Investment
8 $50,000,000 Nerd Corps DHX Media Media Acquisition
9 $50,000,000 Reddit Consortium Media Investment
10 $50,000,000 Buzzfeed Andreessen Horowitz Media Investment
11 $40,000,000 Pheed Mobli Media Acquisition
12 $40,000,000 Genius Dan Gilbert, Andreessen Horowitz Media Investment
13 $40,000,000 Hungama Bessemer Venture Partners, Intel Capital Media Investment
14 $40,000,000 Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, Reddit Media Investment
15 $39,000,000 Answers Corp. Undisclosed Media Investment
16 $36,000,000 SmartNews Gree Media Investment
17 $34,000,000 Aereo Himalaya Capital Management, Gordon Crawford Media Investment
18 $30,000,000 Rong360 Sequoia Capital China Media Investment
19 $30,000,000 CPXi Business Development Corporation of America Media Investment
20 $25,000,000 Change.org Consortium Media Investment

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 Shopping Platform Mogujie Raises $200 million Funding at a Valuation of $1 billion (TechNode)
  4. Social bulletin board Pinterest raises $200M with a $5B valuation (updated) (VentureBeat)
  5. Automattic Raises $160M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Quora collects $80 million in funding (CNET)
  7. Doximity Closes $54M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. DHX Media to buy Nerd Corp for about $50 million (Reuters)
  9. Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise (TechCrunch)
  10. Hope you’re having a good weekend. BuzzFeed certainly is, with $50M in A16Z money (Venture Beat)
  11. Launch To Exit In 18 Months: Pheed Acquired For $40M (FinSMEs)
  12. Rap Genius Raises $40M, Changes Name To Genius, Launches Embeddable Annotations (TechCrunch)
  13. Hungama raises $40M led by Bessemer Venture Partners (VC Circle)
  14. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  15. Answers Corp. group raises $39 million for new fund (St.Louis Biz Journal)
  16. Gree leads $36M investment in Japan’s SmartNews (Tech In Asia)
  17. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  18. Sequoia Leads Investment in Rongo360’s Series B Financing (Asia) (EMPEA)
  19. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Change.org Closes $25M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
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