Top 20 Media Deals for March 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
2 $1,530,000,000 iQiyi Consortium Media Investment
3 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
4 $174,000,000 Le Young Pictures Undisclosed Media Investment
5 $125,000,000 Croosing Ramot Media Investment
6 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
7 $90,000,000 iflix Consortium Media Investment
8 $60,000,000 if(we) MeetMe Media Acquisition
9 $58,000,000 Chushou GGV Capital, Shunwei Capital Media Investment
10 $50,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment
11 $40,000,000 The Players’ Tribune Undisclosed Media Investment
12 $36,000,000 Kuaikan Comic Consortium Media Investment
13 $27,500,000 Whistle Sports Consortium Media Investment
14 $27,000,000 DELY Consortium Media Investment
15 $25,000,000 HOOQ Consortium Media Investment
16 $21,000,000 Er Geng Consortium Media Investment
17 $21,000,000 MobiTV Ally Bank, Lead – Oak Investment Partners Media Investment
18 $18,700,000 data.world Consortium Media Investment
19 $15,000,000 Minute Media Consortium Media Investment
20 $15,000,000 Plays tv Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  2. Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion (TechCrunch)
  3. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  4. Le Young Pictures, a video firm established by LeEco founder’s wife raises US$174 million series A (Next Unicorn)
  5. The Isreali startup Croosing raised $125 million to upgrade our links (Geektime)
  6. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  7. iflix raises $90M to expand its Netflix alternative to more emerging markets (TechCrunch)
  8. Old-school social networks Tagged and Hi5 bought by MeetMe for $60M (TechCrunch)
  9. GGV, Shunwei lead $58M Round In Games Streaming Start-Up (China Money Network)
  10. This website is the Facebook for scientists, and it’s growing with a $50 million raise (Mashable)
  11. IVP STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE (IVP)
  12. Tiantu leads $36m round for China comic site (AVCJ)
  13. Whistle Sports grabs $27.5 mln Series C (PE HUB)
  14. Japan’s Dely secures $27M to beat Cookpad for online recipe market dominance (The Bridge (Japan))
  15. Asian Netflix challenger HOOQ raises $25M more from Singtel, Sony and Warner (TechCrunch)
  16. China: Media startup Er Geng raises $21m; Travel management platform Meiya bags $17m (Deal Street Asia)
  17. MobiTV raises $21 million for pay TV delivery system (Venture Beat)
  18. Data.world raises $18.7 million to remedy our post-fact society (TechCrunch)
  19. Minute Media Raises $15 Million in Growth Capital, Bringing Total Funding to $60 Million (Business Wire)
  20. 49ers, NBA’s Jeremy Lin part of $15 million Series A for Plays.tv and its game-recording service (VentureBeat)
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