Top 20 Media Deals for May 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
4$186,000, ConsortiumMediaInvestment
5$128,000,000LeTV SportsYunfeng Capital, Wanda InvestmentMediaInvestment
8$60,000,000Kobalt ConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$50,000,000Refinery29Scripps Networks Interactive, WPPMediaInvestment
11$30,000,000ShazamDN Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersMediaInvestment
12$30,000,000Music MessengerConsortiumMediaInvestment
13$30,000,000iFlixCatcha Group, PLDTMediaInvestment
14$28,000,000The Whistle Sports NetworkConsortiumMediaInvestment
15$25,000,000Business Insider Axel Springer Digital VenturesMediaInvestment
17$25,000,000SharecareWellington Management Company, Trinity HealthMediaInvestment
18$23,000,000RockYouColumbia CapitalMediaInvestment

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  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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