Top 20 Media Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
2 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
3 $1,220,000,000 TRADER Corporation Thoma Bravo Media Acquisition
4 $640,000,000 Mail.Ru Group Megafon Media Acquisition
5 $583,000,000 Hulu Time Warner Media Acquisition
6 $500,000,000 Media Planet Priveq Investment Media Acquisition
7 $437,000,000 Babytree Consortium Media Investment
8 $400,000,000 Telefe Viacom Inc. Media Acquisition
9 $350,000,000 Mtime Wanda Media Acquisition
10 $300,000,000 BabyTree Shenzhen Qianhe Capital Management, Matrix Partners China Media Investment
11 $228,000,000 Mango TV Undisclosed Media Investment
12 $225,000,000 PitchBook Data Morningstar Media Acquisition
13 $200,000,000 BuzzFeed NBCUniversal Media Investment
14 $155,000,000 Baidu Video Consortium Media Investment
15 $107,931,000 Deezer Access Industries, Orange Media Investment
16 $107,000,000 Podotree Anchor Equity Partners, GIC Media Investment
17 $100,000,000 Group Nine Media Discovery Communications Media Investment
18 $100,000,000 Bitstrips Snapchat Media Acquisition
19 $100,000,000 ConvertMedia Taboola Media Acquisition
20 $100,000,000 Consortium Media Investment

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  1. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  2. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  3. Thoma Bravo to Acquire TRADER Corporation (BusinessWire)
  4. Russia’s MegaFon to acquire majority stake in Mail.Ru for $640 million (VentureBeat)
  5. Time Warner Acquires 10% Stake in Hulu for $583 Million (Variety)
  6. Venture capitalists buys into the median plane of half a billion (Resume)
  7. Babytree Raises $437M in Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Viacom to Buy Telefonica’s Telefe for About $400 Million (Bloomberg)
  9. Wanda Acquires China’s Leading Movie Portal Mtime For $350 Million (Deadline)
  10. BabyTree Bags $300M USD In Largest Ever Funding Round For Mother & Baby Tech (Tech Node)
  11. Mango TV to grow beyond just Internet TV with an additional US$228M (e27)
  12. Morningstar to Acquire PitchBook Data, for $225M (FinSMEs)
  13. BuzzFeed Receives $200M Investment from NBCUniversal (FinSMEs)
  14. Baidu Video Raises $155M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Podotree, Korean chat app Kakao’s content business, raises $107M at a $428M valuation (TechCrunch)
  17. Discovery Invests $100M in New Digital Company (MultiChannel)
  18. Snapchat reportedly buys Bitstrips for $100 million (Vator News)
  19. Taboola steps up in video, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M (TechCrunch)
  20. Video Social Network Raising $100 Million at $500 Million Valuation (Billboard)
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