Top 20 Media Deals for September 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 $583,000,000 Hulu Time Warner Media Acquisition
5 $500,000,000 Media Planet Priveq Investment Media Acquisition
6 $350,000,000 Mtime Wanda Media Acquisition
7 $300,000,000 BabyTree Shenzhen Qianhe Capital Management, Matrix Partners China Media Investment
8 $228,000,000 Mango TV Undisclosed Media Investment
9 $155,000,000 Baidu Video Consortium Media Investment
10 $107,931,000 Deezer Access Industries, Orange Media Investment
11 $100,000,000 ConvertMedia Taboola Media Acquisition
12 $100,000,000 Musical.ly Consortium Media Investment
13 $100,000,000 Bitstrips Snapchat Media Acquisition
14 $80,000,000 NextVR Consortium Media Investment
15 $70,000,000 Defy Media Wellington Management Media Investment
16 $55,000,000 Scopely Consortium Media Investment
17 $55,000,000 Giphy Consortium Media Investment
18 $50,000,000 Veritone Acacia Research Corporation Media Investment
19 $50,000,000 Medium Consortium Media Investment
20 $45,000,000 Refinery29 Turner, ​Scripps Networks Interactive​ Media Investment

More information

  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. Time Warner Acquires 10% Stake in Hulu for $583 Million (Variety)
  5. Venture capitalists buys into the median plane of half a billion (Resume)
  6. Wanda Acquires China’s Leading Movie Portal Mtime For $350 Million (Deadline)
  7. BabyTree Bags $300M USD In Largest Ever Funding Round For Mother & Baby Tech (Tech Node)
  8. Mango TV to grow beyond just Internet TV with an additional US$228M (e27)
  9. Baidu Video Raises $155M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Taboola steps up in video, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M (TechCrunch)
  12. Video Social Network Musical.ly Raising $100 Million at $500 Million Valuation (Billboard)
  13. Snapchat reportedly buys Bitstrips for $100 million (Vator News)
  14. NextVR Raises $80M in Series B Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  15. Defy Media has raised $70 million because YouTubers love Smosh and investors love video (Recode)
  16. Mobile Entertainment Company Scopely Closes $55M Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  17. Giphy Raises $55M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Veritone To Receive up to $50M in Working Capital (FinSMEs)
  19. Medium Raises $50M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Digital Media Company Refinery29 Raises $45M in Funding (FinSMEs)
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