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Top 20 Media Deals for June 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$26,200,000,000LinkedInMicrosoftMediaAcquisition
2$4,400,000,000StarzLions GateMediaAcquisition
3$228,000,000Mango TVUndisclosedMediaInvestment
4$155,000,000Baidu VideoConsortiumMediaInvestment
5$107,931,000DeezerAccess Industries, OrangeMediaInvestment
6$100,000,000BitstripsSnapchatMediaAcquisition
7$100,000,000Musical.lyConsortiumMediaInvestment
8$55,000,000Giphy ConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$50,000,000MediumConsortiumMediaInvestment
10$45,000,000iFlixSkyMediaInvestment
11$35,000,000Vidyard ConsortiumMediaInvestment
12$30,000,000SundaySkyConsortiumMediaInvestment
13$27,000,000MitúConsortiumMediaInvestment
14$25,000,000HungamaConsortiumMediaInvestment
15$25,000,000Odyssey Michael Lazerow, Jason EpsteinMediaInvestment
16$25,000,000WevrConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$23,000,00017 MediaLeSports Innovation FundMediaInvestment
18$18,500,000Woven DigitalConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$17,500,000Altitude Digital Multiplier Capital, Bridge BankMediaInvestment
20$16,656,750VionLabsUndisclosedMediaInvestment

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  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. Mango TV to grow beyond just Internet TV with an additional US$228M (e27)
  4. Baidu Video Raises $155M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Snapchat reportedly buys Bitstrips for $100 million (Vator News)
  7. Video Social Network Musical.ly Raising $100 Million at $500 Million Valuation (Billboard)
  8. Giphy Raises $55M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Medium Raises $50M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  10. Sky makes $45M strategic investment in Asia-based Netflix rival iFlix (TechCrunch)
  11. Vidyard Closes $35M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. Video Engagement Platform SundaySky Raises $30M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. WPP, AwesomenessTV Lead $27 Million Investment in Hispanic Video Net Mitú (Ad Age)
  14. Xiaomi makes first investment in India, leads $25 million funding in Hungama (The Economic Times)
  15. Odyssey Raised $25M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Wevr Raises $25M, Announces Cross-Platform VR Content Network (TechCrunch)
  17. Taiwan’s 17 Media closes $23m funding from LeSports Innovation, partners (Deal Street Asia)
  18. Digital Media & Content Company Woven Digital Raises $18.5M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Altitude Digital Raises Additional $17.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. VionLabs closes 15M SEK round with Zenith to develop Vionel towards a B2B market (Facebook)

Top 20 Media Deals for May 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$155,000,000Baidu VideoConsortiumMediaInvestment
2$107,931,000DeezerAccess Industries, OrangeMediaInvestment
3$100,000,000Musical.lyConsortiumMediaInvestment
4$100,000,000BitstripsSnapchatMediaAcquisition
5$55,000,000Giphy ConsortiumMediaInvestment
6$50,000,000MediumConsortiumMediaInvestment
7$45,000,000iFlixSkyMediaInvestment
8$35,000,000Vidyard ConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$27,000,000MitúConsortiumMediaInvestment
10$25,000,000Odyssey Michael Lazerow, Jason EpsteinMediaInvestment
11$25,000,000HungamaConsortiumMediaInvestment
12$25,000,000WevrConsortiumMediaInvestment
13$23,000,00017 MediaLeSports Innovation FundMediaInvestment
14$17,500,000Altitude Digital Multiplier Capital, Bridge BankMediaInvestment
15$16,656,750VionLabsUndisclosedMediaInvestment
16$15,000,000BrainlyNaspersMediaInvestment
17$15,000,000MashableTurnerMediaInvestment
18$15,000,000fuboTVConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$15,000,000MasterClassConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$13,500,000Replay TechnologiesDeutsche Telekom Capital PartnersMediaInvestment

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  1. Baidu Video Raises $155M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  2. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  3. Video Social Network Musical.ly Raising $100 Million at $500 Million Valuation (Billboard)
  4. Snapchat reportedly buys Bitstrips for $100 million (Vator News)
  5. Giphy Raises $55M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Medium Raises $50M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Sky makes $45M strategic investment in Asia-based Netflix rival iFlix (TechCrunch)
  8. Vidyard Closes $35M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  9. WPP, AwesomenessTV Lead $27 Million Investment in Hispanic Video Net Mitú (Ad Age)
  10. Odyssey Raised $25M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Xiaomi makes first investment in India, leads $25 million funding in Hungama (The Economic Times)
  12. Wevr Raises $25M, Announces Cross-Platform VR Content Network (TechCrunch)
  13. Taiwan’s 17 Media closes $23m funding from LeSports Innovation, partners (Deal Street Asia)
  14. Altitude Digital Raises Additional $17.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. VionLabs closes 15M SEK round with Zenith to develop Vionel towards a B2B market (Facebook)
  16. Brainly Closes $15M in Funding Led by Naspers to Double Down on the US Market and Scale the Social Learning Community Globally (Marketwired)
  17. Time Warner’s Turner Leads Mashable’s $15 Million Funding Round (Bloomberg)
  18. fuboTV Raises US$15M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. MasterClass Raises $15M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Replay Technologies Closes $13.5M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for April 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$155,000,000Baidu VideoConsortiumMediaInvestment
2$107,931,000DeezerAccess Industries, OrangeMediaInvestment
3$100,000,000BitstripsSnapchatMediaAcquisition
4$55,000,000Giphy ConsortiumMediaInvestment
5$50,000,000MediumConsortiumMediaInvestment
6$45,000,000iFlixSkyMediaInvestment
7$35,000,000Vidyard ConsortiumMediaInvestment
8$27,000,000MitúConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$25,000,000Odyssey Michael Lazerow, Jason EpsteinMediaInvestment
10$25,000,000HungamaConsortiumMediaInvestment
11$25,000,000WevrConsortiumMediaInvestment
12$23,000,00017 MediaLeSports Innovation FundMediaInvestment
13$17,500,000Altitude Digital Multiplier Capital, Bridge BankMediaInvestment
14$16,656,750VionLabsUndisclosedMediaInvestment
15$15,000,000MashableTurnerMediaInvestment
16$15,000,000fuboTVConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$15,000,000MasterClassConsortiumMediaInvestment
18$13,500,000Replay TechnologiesDeutsche Telekom Capital PartnersMediaInvestment
19$12,500,000VokeConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$12,000,000Virool ConsortiumMediaInvestment

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  1. Baidu Video Raises $155M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  2. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  3. Snapchat reportedly buys Bitstrips for $100 million (Vator News)
  4. Giphy Raises $55M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Medium Raises $50M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  6. Sky makes $45M strategic investment in Asia-based Netflix rival iFlix (TechCrunch)
  7. Vidyard Closes $35M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. WPP, AwesomenessTV Lead $27 Million Investment in Hispanic Video Net Mitú (Ad Age)
  9. Odyssey Raised $25M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Xiaomi makes first investment in India, leads $25 million funding in Hungama (The Economic Times)
  11. Wevr Raises $25M, Announces Cross-Platform VR Content Network (TechCrunch)
  12. Taiwan’s 17 Media closes $23m funding from LeSports Innovation, partners (Deal Street Asia)
  13. Altitude Digital Raises Additional $17.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. VionLabs closes 15M SEK round with Zenith to develop Vionel towards a B2B market (Facebook)
  15. Time Warner’s Turner Leads Mashable’s $15 Million Funding Round (Bloomberg)
  16. fuboTV Raises US$15M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. MasterClass Raises $15M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Replay Technologies Closes $13.5M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. VR sports and music startup Voke raises $12.5M from Intel Capital, Sacramento Kings, A&E and others (GeekWire)
  20. Virool Raises $12M Series A Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for March 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$107,931,000DeezerAccess Industries, OrangeMediaInvestment
2$100,000,000BitstripsSnapchatMediaAcquisition
3$55,000,000Giphy ConsortiumMediaInvestment
4$45,000,000iFlixSkyMediaInvestment
5$35,000,000Vidyard ConsortiumMediaInvestment
6$27,000,000MitúConsortiumMediaInvestment
7$25,000,000WevrConsortiumMediaInvestment
8$16,656,750VionLabsUndisclosedMediaInvestment
9$15,000,000MasterClassConsortiumMediaInvestment
10$15,000,000fuboTVConsortiumMediaInvestment
11$15,000,000MashableTurnerMediaInvestment
12$13,500,000Replay TechnologiesDeutsche Telekom Capital PartnersMediaInvestment
13$12,500,000VokeConsortiumMediaInvestment
14$11,500,000Bustle ConsortiumMediaInvestment
15$10,000,000MyMusicTasteConsortiumMediaInvestment
16$10,000,000PitchbookMorningstarMediaInvestment
17$10,000,000Pulse EvolutionOriginal Force Computer Animation, Shanghai U9 Game CoMediaInvestment
18$8,500,000Penrose StudiosConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$8,000,000ModsyConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$8,000,000BandPageYouTubeMediaAcquisition

More information

  1. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  2. Snapchat reportedly buys Bitstrips for $100 million (Vator News)
  3. Giphy Raises $55M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. Sky makes $45M strategic investment in Asia-based Netflix rival iFlix (TechCrunch)
  5. Vidyard Closes $35M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  6. WPP, AwesomenessTV Lead $27 Million Investment in Hispanic Video Net Mitú (Ad Age)
  7. Wevr Raises $25M, Announces Cross-Platform VR Content Network (TechCrunch)
  8. VionLabs closes 15M SEK round with Zenith to develop Vionel towards a B2B market (Facebook)
  9. MasterClass Raises $15M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. fuboTV Raises US$15M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Time Warner’s Turner Leads Mashable’s $15 Million Funding Round (Bloomberg)
  12. Replay Technologies Closes $13.5M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. VR sports and music startup Voke raises $12.5M from Intel Capital, Sacramento Kings, A&E and others (GeekWire)
  14. Bustle Raises $11.5 Million More in Venture Funding (Fortune)
  15. MyMusicTaste spins on with US$10M Series A (e27)
  16. Pitchbook raises $10M from Morningstar to grow its platform (VatorNews)
  17. Hologram Specialist Pulse Receives $10 Million Investment From Chinese Companies (EXCLUSIVE) (Variety)
  18. Virtual Reality Film House Penrose Studios Raises $8.5 Million (Re/Code)
  19. Modsy Raises $8M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. YouTube Buys BandPage to Create New Revenue Opportunities for Musicians (Gadgets 360)