Top 20 Media Deals for August 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 Lynda.com LinkedIn Media Acquisition
3 $367,000,000 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
4 $200,000,000 BuzzFeed NBC Universal Media Investment
5 $200,000,000 Vox Media NBCUniversal Media Investment
6 $193,600,000 China Business News Alibaba Media Investment
7 $186,000,000 lynda.com Consortium Media Investment
8 $128,000,000 LeTV Sports Yunfeng Capital, Wanda Investment Media Investment
9 $110,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
10 $100,000,000 Internet Media Services Sony Pictures TV Media Investment
11 $100,000,000 ViralNova Zealot Networks Media Acquisition
12 $100,000,000 Saavn Consortium Media Investment
13 $73,500,000 Trustpilot Consortium Media Investment
14 $70,000,000 Flipagram Consortium Media Investment
15 $60,000,000 Kobalt Consortium Media Investment
16 $60,000,000 Believe Digital Consortium Media Investment
17 $50,000,000 Refinery29 Scripps Networks Interactive, WPP Media Investment
18 $50,000,000 Flipboard JP Morgan Chase & Co. Media Investment
19 $49,500,000 Coursera Consortium Media Investment
20 $37,000,000 Welltok Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  3. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  4. BuzzFeed expands into TV and movies with $200M NBCUniversal investment (VentureBeat)
  5. Vox Media Receives $200M Equity Investment from NBCUniversal (FinSMEs)
  6. China Business News Receives $193.6M Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  7. lynda.com Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  8. Alibaba founder Jack Ma leads $128M investment in live-streaming sports site (Tech In Asia)
  9. Nextdoor Raises $110M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Sony Pictures TV Buys $100M Stake In IMS, Ad Partner To Apple, Twitter And More In LatAm (TechCrunch)
  11. Zealot Networks Buys ViralNova’s Clickbait For $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  12. Saavn Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Trustpilot Raises $73.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Flipagram Closes $70M Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Believe Digital Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Refinery29 Raises $50M in Series D Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Flipboard Confirms New $50M Funding Round From JP Morgan (TechCrunch)
  19. Coursera Raises $49.5M Series C Funding Led By NEA, Expects Second Closing Will Bring Total To $60M (TechCrunch)
  20. Welltok Closes $37M Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
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