Top 20 Media Deals for August 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
4$200,000,000BuzzFeedNBC UniversalMediaInvestment
5$200,000,000Vox Media NBCUniversalMediaInvestment
6$193,600,000China Business News AlibabaMediaInvestment
7$186,000, ConsortiumMediaInvestment
8$128,000,000LeTV SportsYunfeng Capital, Wanda InvestmentMediaInvestment
10$100,000,000Internet Media ServicesSony Pictures TVMediaInvestment
11$100,000,000ViralNovaZealot NetworksMediaAcquisition
12$100,000,000Saavn ConsortiumMediaInvestment
15$60,000,000Kobalt ConsortiumMediaInvestment
16$60,000,000Believe DigitalConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$50,000,000Refinery29Scripps Networks Interactive, WPPMediaInvestment
18$50,000,000FlipboardJP Morgan Chase & Co.MediaInvestment

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. 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. 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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