Top 20 Media Deals for January 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
2 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
3 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
4 $58,000,000 Chushou GGV Capital, Shunwei Capital Media Investment
5 $40,000,000 The Players’ Tribune Undisclosed Media Investment
6 $36,000,000 Kuaikan Comic Consortium Media Investment
7 $27,500,000 Whistle Sports Consortium Media Investment
8 $25,000,000 HOOQ Consortium Media Investment
9 $21,000,000 Er Geng Consortium Media Investment
10 $10,000,000 Ozy Media GSV Capital Media Investment
11 $8,000,000 Niangao-mama Matrix Partners China, Ziniu Fund Media Investment
12 $5,000,000 Share Rocket Consortium Media Investment
13 $4,290,000 MainStreaming United Ventures Media Investment
14 $3,500,000 Viibar Dentsu Digital Holdings, Globis Capital Partners Media Investment
15 $3,000,000 Wikimedia Foundation Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Media Investment
16 $2,300,000 The Athletic Consortium Media Investment
17 $2,250,000 Laugh.ly Eli Lilly Media Investment
18 $1,700,000 One Degree Consortium Media Investment
19 $1,700,000 UberCloud Earlybird Venture Capital Media Investment
20 $1,674,020 BBuzzArt Mirae Asset Venture Investment, POSCO Venture Capital Media Investment

More information

  1. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  2. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  3. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  4. GGV, Shunwei lead $58M Round In Games Streaming Start-Up (China Money Network)
  5. IVP STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE (IVP)
  6. Tiantu leads $36m round for China comic site (AVCJ)
  7. Whistle Sports grabs $27.5 mln Series C (PE HUB)
  8. Asian Netflix challenger HOOQ raises $25M more from Singtel, Sony and Warner (TechCrunch)
  9. China: Media startup Er Geng raises $21m; Travel management platform Meiya bags $17m (Deal Street Asia)
  10. Ozy Media Raises $10 Million to Expand Video, Events (WSJ)
  11. Matrix Partners China leads $8m financing in parenting startup Niangao-mama (Deal Street Asia)
  12. Share Rocket Secures $5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Milan video startup MainStreaming scores €4 million in cash for cache-free live video streaming (Geektime)
  14. Japan’s video production startup Viibar finds $3.5M in funding, partners with Nikkei (The Bridge)
  15. Wikimedia Foundation receives $3 million grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to make freely licensed images accessible and reusable across the web (Wikimedia)
  16. The Athletic Raises $2.3M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Stand-up comedy streaming app Laugh.ly raises $2.25M (Vator )
  18. One Degree Raises over $1.7 Million from National Funders (1degree)
  19. UberCloud Closes $1.7M Pre-A Round (VC News Daily)
  20. Social art platform BBuzzArt lands 2 billion won in Series A investment (Venture Square)
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