Top 20 Media Deals for September 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
4$343,000,000Business InsiderAxel SpringerMediaAcquisition
5$200,000,000Vox Media NBCUniversalMediaInvestment
6$200,000,000BuzzFeedNBC UniversalMediaInvestment
7$193,600,000China Business News AlibabaMediaInvestment
8$186,000, ConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$176,946,810UnrulyNews CorpMediaInvestment
10$128,000,000LeTV SportsYunfeng Capital, Wanda InvestmentMediaInvestment
12$100,000,000Internet Media ServicesSony Pictures TVMediaInvestment
13$100,000,000ViralNovaZealot NetworksMediaAcquisition
14$100,000,000Saavn ConsortiumMediaInvestment
18$60,000,000Kobalt ConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$60,000,000Believe DigitalConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$57,000,000Medium ConsortiumMediaInvestment

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. Axel Springer Acquires Business Insider (Quartz)
  5. Vox Media Receives $200M Equity Investment from NBCUniversal (FinSMEs)
  6. BuzzFeed expands into TV and movies with $200M NBCUniversal investment (VentureBeat)
  7. China Business News Receives $193.6M Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  8. Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  9. News Corp. to Buy Unruly for up to £114M (FinSMEs)
  10. Alibaba founder Jack Ma leads $128M investment in live-streaming sports site (Tech In Asia)
  11. Nextdoor Raises $110M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Sony Pictures TV Buys $100M Stake In IMS, Ad Partner To Apple, Twitter And More In LatAm (TechCrunch)
  13. Zealot Networks Buys ViralNova’s Clickbait For $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  14. Saavn Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Trustpilot Raises $73.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Flipagram Closes $70M Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Jaunt Raises $65M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Believe Digital Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Medium Raises $57M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
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