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Top 20 Media Deals for December 2015

 

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$4,400,000,000AOLVerizonMediaAcquisition
2$1,500,000,000Lynda.comLinkedInMediaAcquisition
3$367,000,000PinterestUndisclosedMediaInvestment
4$343,000,000Business InsiderAxel SpringerMediaAcquisition
5$262,000,000South China Morning PostAlibabaMediaAcquisition
6$200,000,000Vox Media NBCUniversalMediaInvestment
7$200,000,000BuzzFeedNBC UniversalMediaInvestment
8$193,600,000China Business News AlibabaMediaInvestment
9$186,000,000Lynda.comConsortiumMediaInvestment
10$176,946,810UnrulyNews CorpMediaInvestment
11$128,000,000LeTV SportsYunfeng Capital, Wanda InvestmentMediaInvestment
12$110,000,000NextdoorConsortiumMediaInvestment
13$100,000,000Internet Media ServicesSony Pictures TVMediaInvestment
14$100,000,000Saavn ConsortiumMediaInvestment
15$100,000,000ViralNovaZealot NetworksMediaAcquisition
16$75,000,000RdioPandoraMediaAcquisition
17$73,500,000TrustpilotConsortiumMediaInvestment
18$70,000,000FlipagramConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$65,000,000JauntConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$60,000,000Kobalt ConsortiumMediaInvestment

More information

  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  3. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  4. Axel Springer Acquires Business Insider (Quartz)
  5. Alibaba Confirms It Is Buying The South China Morning Post For $262M (TechCrunch)
  6. Vox Media Receives $200M Equity Investment from NBCUniversal (FinSMEs)
  7. BuzzFeed expands into TV and movies with $200M NBCUniversal investment (VentureBeat)
  8. China Business News Receives $193.6M Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  9. lynda.com Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  10. News Corp. to Buy Unruly for up to £114M (FinSMEs)
  11. Alibaba founder Jack Ma leads $128M investment in live-streaming sports site (Tech In Asia)
  12. Nextdoor Raises $110M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Sony Pictures TV Buys $100M Stake In IMS, Ad Partner To Apple, Twitter And More In LatAm (TechCrunch)
  14. Saavn Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Zealot Networks Buys ViralNova’s Clickbait For $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  16. Pandora Acquires Rdio for $75M (FinSMEs)
  17. Trustpilot Raises $73.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Flipagram Closes $70M Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Jaunt Raises $65M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for November 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$4,400,000,000AOLVerizonMediaAcquisition
2$1,500,000,000Lynda.comLinkedInMediaAcquisition
3$367,000,000PinterestUndisclosedMediaInvestment
4$343,000,000Business InsiderAxel SpringerMediaAcquisition
5$200,000,000Vox Media NBCUniversalMediaInvestment
6$200,000,000BuzzFeedNBC UniversalMediaInvestment
7$193,600,000China Business News AlibabaMediaInvestment
8$186,000,000lynda.com ConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$176,946,810UnrulyNews CorpMediaInvestment
10$128,000,000LeTV SportsYunfeng Capital, Wanda InvestmentMediaInvestment
11$110,000,000NextdoorConsortiumMediaInvestment
12$100,000,000Internet Media ServicesSony Pictures TVMediaInvestment
13$100,000,000ViralNovaZealot NetworksMediaAcquisition
14$100,000,000Saavn ConsortiumMediaInvestment
15$75,000,000RdioPandoraMediaAcquisition
16$73,500,000TrustpilotConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$70,000,000FlipagramConsortiumMediaInvestment
18$65,000,000JauntConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$60,000,000Kobalt ConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$60,000,000Believe DigitalConsortiumMediaInvestment

More information

  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  3. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  4. Axel Springer Acquires Business Insider (Quartz)
  5. Vox Media Receives $200M Equity Investment from NBCUniversal (FinSMEs)
  6. BuzzFeed expands into TV and movies with $200M NBCUniversal investment (VentureBeat)
  7. China Business News Receives $193.6M Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  8. lynda.com Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  9. News Corp. to Buy Unruly for up to £114M (FinSMEs)
  10. Alibaba founder Jack Ma leads $128M investment in live-streaming sports site (Tech In Asia)
  11. Nextdoor Raises $110M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Sony Pictures TV Buys $100M Stake In IMS, Ad Partner To Apple, Twitter And More In LatAm (TechCrunch)
  13. Zealot Networks Buys ViralNova’s Clickbait For $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  14. Saavn Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Pandora Acquires Rdio for $75M (FinSMEs)
  16. Trustpilot Raises $73.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Flipagram Closes $70M Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. Jaunt Raises $65M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Believe Digital Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for October 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$4,400,000,000AOLVerizonMediaAcquisition
2$1,500,000,000Lynda.comLinkedInMediaAcquisition
3$367,000,000PinterestUndisclosedMediaInvestment
4$343,000,000Business InsiderAxel SpringerMediaAcquisition
5$200,000,000BuzzFeedNBC UniversalMediaInvestment
6$200,000,000Vox Media NBCUniversalMediaInvestment
7$193,600,000China Business News AlibabaMediaInvestment
8$186,000,000lynda.com ConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$176,946,810UnrulyNews CorpMediaInvestment
10$128,000,000LeTV SportsYunfeng Capital, Wanda InvestmentMediaInvestment
11$110,000,000NextdoorConsortiumMediaInvestment
12$100,000,000ViralNovaZealot NetworksMediaAcquisition
13$100,000,000Saavn ConsortiumMediaInvestment
14$100,000,000Internet Media ServicesSony Pictures TVMediaInvestment
15$73,500,000TrustpilotConsortiumMediaInvestment
16$70,000,000FlipagramConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$65,000,000JauntConsortiumMediaInvestment
18$60,000,000Believe DigitalConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$60,000,000Kobalt ConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$57,000,000Medium ConsortiumMediaInvestment

More information

  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  3. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  4. Axel Springer Acquires Business Insider (Quartz)
  5. BuzzFeed expands into TV and movies with $200M NBCUniversal investment (VentureBeat)
  6. Vox Media Receives $200M Equity Investment from NBCUniversal (FinSMEs)
  7. China Business News Receives $193.6M Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  8. lynda.com Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  9. News Corp. to Buy Unruly for up to £114M (FinSMEs)
  10. Alibaba founder Jack Ma leads $128M investment in live-streaming sports site (Tech In Asia)
  11. Nextdoor Raises $110M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Zealot Networks Buys ViralNova’s Clickbait For $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  13. Saavn Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Sony Pictures TV Buys $100M Stake In IMS, Ad Partner To Apple, Twitter And More In LatAm (TechCrunch)
  15. Trustpilot Raises $73.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Flipagram Closes $70M Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Jaunt Raises $65M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Believe Digital Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Medium Raises $57M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for September 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$4,400,000,000AOLVerizonMediaAcquisition
2$1,500,000,000Lynda.comLinkedInMediaAcquisition
3$367,000,000PinterestUndisclosedMediaInvestment
4$343,000,000Business InsiderAxel SpringerMediaAcquisition
5$200,000,000Vox Media NBCUniversalMediaInvestment
6$200,000,000BuzzFeedNBC UniversalMediaInvestment
7$193,600,000China Business News AlibabaMediaInvestment
8$186,000,000lynda.com ConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$176,946,810UnrulyNews CorpMediaInvestment
10$128,000,000LeTV SportsYunfeng Capital, Wanda InvestmentMediaInvestment
11$110,000,000NextdoorConsortiumMediaInvestment
12$100,000,000Internet Media ServicesSony Pictures TVMediaInvestment
13$100,000,000ViralNovaZealot NetworksMediaAcquisition
14$100,000,000Saavn ConsortiumMediaInvestment
15$73,500,000TrustpilotConsortiumMediaInvestment
16$70,000,000FlipagramConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$65,000,000JauntConsortiumMediaInvestment
18$60,000,000Kobalt ConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$60,000,000Believe DigitalConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$57,000,000Medium ConsortiumMediaInvestment

More information

  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  3. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  4. Axel Springer Acquires Business Insider (Quartz)
  5. Vox Media Receives $200M Equity Investment from NBCUniversal (FinSMEs)
  6. BuzzFeed expands into TV and movies with $200M NBCUniversal investment (VentureBeat)
  7. China Business News Receives $193.6M Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  8. lynda.com Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  9. News Corp. to Buy Unruly for up to £114M (FinSMEs)
  10. Alibaba founder Jack Ma leads $128M investment in live-streaming sports site (Tech In Asia)
  11. Nextdoor Raises $110M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Sony Pictures TV Buys $100M Stake In IMS, Ad Partner To Apple, Twitter And More In LatAm (TechCrunch)
  13. Zealot Networks Buys ViralNova’s Clickbait For $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  14. Saavn Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Trustpilot Raises $73.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Flipagram Closes $70M Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Jaunt Raises $65M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Believe Digital Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Medium Raises $57M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)