Top 20 Media Deals for May 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,400,000,000 AOL Verizon Media Acquisition
2 $1,500,000,000 LinkedIn Media Acquisition
3 $367,000,000 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
4 $186,000,000 Consortium Media Investment
5 $128,000,000 LeTV Sports Yunfeng Capital, Wanda Investment Media Investment
6 $110,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
7 $73,500,000 Trustpilot Consortium Media Investment
8 $60,000,000 Kobalt Consortium Media Investment
9 $50,000,000 Refinery29 Scripps Networks Interactive, WPP Media Investment
10 $37,000,000 Welltok Consortium Media Investment
11 $30,000,000 Shazam DN Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Media Investment
12 $30,000,000 Music Messenger Consortium Media Investment
13 $30,000,000 iFlix Catcha Group, PLDT Media Investment
14 $28,000,000 The Whistle Sports Network Consortium Media Investment
15 $25,000,000 Business Insider Axel Springer Digital Ventures Media Investment
16 $25,000,000 Artsy Consortium Media Investment
17 $25,000,000 Sharecare Wellington Management Company, Trinity Health Media Investment
18 $23,000,000 RockYou Columbia Capital Media Investment
19 $17,000,000 Mashable Consortium Media Investment
20 $17,000,000 Giphy Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. LinkedIn to Acquire for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  3. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  4. Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  5. Alibaba founder Jack Ma leads $128M investment in live-streaming sports site (Tech In Asia)
  6. Nextdoor Raises $110M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Trustpilot Raises $73.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Refinery29 Raises $50M in Series D Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Welltok Closes $37M Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Shazam Scoops Up $30M To Expand Partnerships, Now Valued At $1BN+ (TechCrunch)
  12. Music Messenger Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Video streaming startup iFlix gets US$30M funding ahead of Southeast Asia launch (Tech In Asia)
  14. The Whistle Sports Network Raises $28M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Business Insider Raises $25M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Artsy Secures $25M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Sharecare Raises $25M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. RockYou Raises $23M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Mashable Raises $17M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Giphy Raises $17M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
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