Top 20 Media Deals for July 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
4$193,600,000China Business News AlibabaMediaInvestment
5$186,000, ConsortiumMediaInvestment
6$128,000,000LeTV SportsYunfeng Capital, Wanda InvestmentMediaInvestment
8$100,000,000ViralNovaZealot NetworksMediaAcquisition
9$100,000,000Saavn ConsortiumMediaInvestment
10$100,000,000Internet Media ServicesSony Pictures TVMediaInvestment
13$60,000,000Believe DigitalConsortiumMediaInvestment
14$60,000,000Kobalt ConsortiumMediaInvestment
15$50,000,000FlipboardJP Morgan Chase & Co.MediaInvestment
16$50,000,000Refinery29Scripps Networks Interactive, WPPMediaInvestment
19$30,000,000iFlixCatcha Group, PLDTMediaInvestment
20$30,000,000Music MessengerConsortiumMediaInvestment

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. China Business News Receives $193.6M Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  5. Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  6. Alibaba founder Jack Ma leads $128M investment in live-streaming sports site (Tech In Asia)
  7. Nextdoor Raises $110M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Zealot Networks Buys ViralNova’s Clickbait For $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  9. Saavn Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Sony Pictures TV Buys $100M Stake In IMS, Ad Partner To Apple, Twitter And More In LatAm (TechCrunch)
  11. Trustpilot Raises $73.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Flipagram Closes $70M Financing (FinSMEs)
  13. Believe Digital Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Flipboard Confirms New $50M Funding Round From JP Morgan (TechCrunch)
  16. Refinery29 Raises $50M in Series D Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Welltok Closes $37M Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Chinese cooking community Xiachufang raises US$30M series B from JD, others (Tech In Asia)
  19. Video streaming startup iFlix gets US$30M funding ahead of Southeast Asia launch (Tech In Asia)
  20. Music Messenger Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
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