Top 20 Media Deals for October 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 $343,000,000 Business Insider Axel Springer Media Acquisition
5 $200,000,000 BuzzFeed NBC Universal Media Investment
6 $200,000,000 Vox Media NBCUniversal Media Investment
7 $193,600,000 China Business News Alibaba Media Investment
8 $186,000,000 lynda.com Consortium Media Investment
9 $176,946,810 Unruly News Corp Media Investment
10 $128,000,000 LeTV Sports Yunfeng Capital, Wanda Investment Media Investment
11 $110,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
12 $100,000,000 ViralNova Zealot Networks Media Acquisition
13 $100,000,000 Saavn Consortium Media Investment
14 $100,000,000 Internet Media Services Sony Pictures TV Media Investment
15 $73,500,000 Trustpilot Consortium Media Investment
16 $70,000,000 Flipagram Consortium Media Investment
17 $65,000,000 Jaunt Consortium Media Investment
18 $60,000,000 Believe Digital Consortium Media Investment
19 $60,000,000 Kobalt Consortium Media Investment
20 $57,000,000 Medium 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. Axel Springer Acquires Business Insider (Quartz)
  5. BuzzFeed expands into TV and movies with $200M NBCUniversal investment (VentureBeat)
  6. Vox Media Receives $200M Equity Investment from NBCUniversal (FinSMEs)
  7. China Business News Receives $193.6M Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  8. lynda.com 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. Zealot Networks Buys ViralNova’s Clickbait For $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  13. Saavn Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Sony Pictures TV Buys $100M Stake In IMS, Ad Partner To Apple, Twitter And More In LatAm (TechCrunch)
  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. Believe Digital Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Medium Raises $57M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
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