Top 20 Media Deals for July 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,300,000,000 Bureau van Dijk Moody’s Media Acquisition
2 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
3 $1,530,000,000 iQiyi Consortium Media Investment
4 $450,000,000 Vice Media TPG (formerly Texas Pacific Group) Media Investment
5 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
6 $174,000,000 Le Young Pictures Undisclosed Media Investment
7 $150,000,000 Funimation Sony Pictures Television Media Acquisition
8 $150,000,000 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
9 $145,751,350 Shanghai Xiongmao Huyu Wenhua Undisclosed Media Investment
10 $125,000,000 STARZ PLAY Undisclosed Media Investment
11 $125,000,000 Croosing Ramot Media Investment
12 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
13 $90,000,000 iflix Consortium Media Investment
14 $85,000,000 Quora Consortium Media Investment
15 $75,000,000 Huya.com Consortium Media Investment
16 $72,400,000 Cultura Colectiva Dalus Capital Media Investment
17 $60,000,000 if(we) MeetMe Media Acquisition
18 $58,000,000 Chushou GGV Capital, Shunwei Capital Media Investment
19 $55,000,000 fuboTV Consortium Media Investment
20 $50,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. Moody’s Corp to buy Bureau van Dijk for about $3.3 billion (Reuters)
  2. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  3. Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion (TechCrunch)
  4. Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO (TechCrunch)
  5. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  6. Le Young Pictures, a video firm established by LeEco founder’s wife raises US$174 million series A (Next Unicorn)
  7. Sony Pictures TV Networks to Acquire Funimation, Valuing Anime Distributor at $150 Million (Variety – Digital )
  8. Pinterest raises $150 mln, valuing photo-sharing app at $12.3 bln: Reuters (PE HUB )
  9. Wang Sicong’s panda live by 1 billion yuan B round of financing to expand the contents of pan-entertainment (Zaobao)
  10. MIDDLE EASTERN ON-DEMAND VIDEO STREAMING SERVICE RECEIVE US$125 MILLION IN FUNDING (Startup MGZN)
  11. The Isreali startup Croosing raised $125 million to upgrade our links (Geektime)
  12. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  13. iflix raises $90M to expand its Netflix alternative to more emerging markets (TechCrunch)
  14. Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise (TechCrunch)
  15. Media (Deal Street Asia)
  16. Collective Culture receives 72.4 million pesos from the Dalus Capital fund (Eleconomista)
  17. Old-school social networks Tagged and Hi5 bought by MeetMe for $60M (TechCrunch)
  18. GGV, Shunwei lead $58M Round In Games Streaming Start-Up (China Money Network)
  19. FuboTV has raised $55 million for its ‘skinny bundle’ online TV service (Re/code)
  20. This website is the Facebook for scientists, and it’s growing with a $50 million raise (Mashable)
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