Top 20 Media Deals for April 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 $108,000,000 NetEase Cloud Music Consortium Media Investment
7 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
8 $90,000,000 iflix Consortium Media Investment
9 $85,000,000 Quora Consortium Media Investment
10 $60,000,000 if(we) MeetMe Media Acquisition
11 $58,000,000 Chushou GGV Capital, Shunwei Capital Media Investment
12 $50,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment
13 $40,000,000 The Players’ Tribune Undisclosed Media Investment
14 $36,000,000 Kuaikan Comic Consortium Media Investment
15 $33,000,000 LoveCrafts Consortium Media Investment
16 $27,500,000 Whistle Sports Consortium Media Investment
17 $27,000,000 DELY Consortium Media Investment
18 $25,000,000 HOOQ Consortium Media Investment
19 $21,000,000 Er Geng Consortium Media Investment
20 $21,000,000 Mic Network 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. NetEase Cloud Music becomes unicorn after $108M series A (TechNode)
  7. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  8. iflix raises $90M to expand its Netflix alternative to more emerging markets (TechCrunch)
  9. Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise (TechCrunch)
  10. Old-school social networks Tagged and Hi5 bought by MeetMe for $60M (TechCrunch)
  11. GGV, Shunwei lead $58M Round In Games Streaming Start-Up (China Money Network)
  12. This website is the Facebook for scientists, and it’s growing with a $50 million raise (Mashable)
  13. IVP STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE (IVP)
  14. Tiantu leads $36m round for China comic site (AVCJ)
  15. LoveCrafts, a social network and marketplace for makers, raises $33M (TechCrunch)
  16. Whistle Sports grabs $27.5 mln Series C (PE HUB)
  17. Japan’s Dely secures $27M to beat Cookpad for online recipe market dominance (The Bridge (Japan))
  18. Asian Netflix challenger HOOQ raises $25M more from Singtel, Sony and Warner (TechCrunch)
  19. China: Media startup Er Geng raises $21m; Travel management platform Meiya bags $17m (Deal Street Asia)
  20. Digital Publisher Mic Raises $21 Million in Series C Round (WSJ)
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