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Top 20 Media Deals for February 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 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
6 $58,000,000 Chushou GGV Capital, Shunwei Capital Media Investment
7 $50,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment
8 $40,000,000 The Players’ Tribune Undisclosed Media Investment
9 $36,000,000 Kuaikan Comic Consortium Media Investment
10 $27,500,000 Whistle Sports Consortium Media Investment
11 $25,000,000 HOOQ Consortium Media Investment
12 $21,000,000 Er Geng Consortium Media Investment
13 $21,000,000 MobiTV Ally Bank, Lead – Oak Investment Partners Media Investment
14 $18,700,000 data.world Consortium Media Investment
15 $15,000,000 Minute Media Consortium Media Investment
16 $15,000,000 Plays tv Consortium Media Investment
17 $10,000,000 Ozy Media GSV Capital Media Investment
18 $8,000,000 Niangao-mama Matrix Partners China, Ziniu Fund Media Investment
19 $5,000,000 Share Rocket Consortium Media Investment
20 $4,290,000 MainStreaming United Ventures 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. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  6. GGV, Shunwei lead $58M Round In Games Streaming Start-Up (China Money Network)
  7. This website is the Facebook for scientists, and it’s growing with a $50 million raise (Mashable)
  8. IVP STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE (IVP)
  9. Tiantu leads $36m round for China comic site (AVCJ)
  10. Whistle Sports grabs $27.5 mln Series C (PE HUB)
  11. Asian Netflix challenger HOOQ raises $25M more from Singtel, Sony and Warner (TechCrunch)
  12. China: Media startup Er Geng raises $21m; Travel management platform Meiya bags $17m (Deal Street Asia)
  13. MobiTV raises $21 million for pay TV delivery system (Venture Beat)
  14. Data.world raises $18.7 million to remedy our post-fact society (TechCrunch)
  15. Minute Media Raises $15 Million in Growth Capital, Bringing Total Funding to $60 Million (Business Wire)
  16. 49ers, NBA’s Jeremy Lin part of $15 million Series A for Plays.tv and its game-recording service (VentureBeat)
  17. Ozy Media Raises $10 Million to Expand Video, Events (WSJ)
  18. Matrix Partners China leads $8m financing in parenting startup Niangao-mama (Deal Street Asia)
  19. Share Rocket Secures $5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Milan video startup MainStreaming scores €4 million in cash for cache-free live video streaming (Geektime)

Top 20 Media Deals for January 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
2 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
3 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
4 $58,000,000 Chushou GGV Capital, Shunwei Capital Media Investment
5 $40,000,000 The Players’ Tribune Undisclosed Media Investment
6 $36,000,000 Kuaikan Comic Consortium Media Investment
7 $27,500,000 Whistle Sports Consortium Media Investment
8 $25,000,000 HOOQ Consortium Media Investment
9 $21,000,000 Er Geng Consortium Media Investment
10 $10,000,000 Ozy Media GSV Capital Media Investment
11 $8,000,000 Niangao-mama Matrix Partners China, Ziniu Fund Media Investment
12 $5,000,000 Share Rocket Consortium Media Investment
13 $4,290,000 MainStreaming United Ventures Media Investment
14 $3,500,000 Viibar Dentsu Digital Holdings, Globis Capital Partners Media Investment
15 $3,000,000 Wikimedia Foundation Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Media Investment
16 $2,300,000 The Athletic Consortium Media Investment
17 $2,250,000 Laugh.ly Eli Lilly Media Investment
18 $1,700,000 One Degree Consortium Media Investment
19 $1,700,000 UberCloud Earlybird Venture Capital Media Investment
20 $1,674,020 BBuzzArt Mirae Asset Venture Investment, POSCO Venture Capital Media Investment

More information

  1. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  2. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  3. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  4. GGV, Shunwei lead $58M Round In Games Streaming Start-Up (China Money Network)
  5. IVP STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE (IVP)
  6. Tiantu leads $36m round for China comic site (AVCJ)
  7. Whistle Sports grabs $27.5 mln Series C (PE HUB)
  8. Asian Netflix challenger HOOQ raises $25M more from Singtel, Sony and Warner (TechCrunch)
  9. China: Media startup Er Geng raises $21m; Travel management platform Meiya bags $17m (Deal Street Asia)
  10. Ozy Media Raises $10 Million to Expand Video, Events (WSJ)
  11. Matrix Partners China leads $8m financing in parenting startup Niangao-mama (Deal Street Asia)
  12. Share Rocket Secures $5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Milan video startup MainStreaming scores €4 million in cash for cache-free live video streaming (Geektime)
  14. Japan’s video production startup Viibar finds $3.5M in funding, partners with Nikkei (The Bridge)
  15. Wikimedia Foundation receives $3 million grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to make freely licensed images accessible and reusable across the web (Wikimedia)
  16. The Athletic Raises $2.3M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Stand-up comedy streaming app Laugh.ly raises $2.25M (Vator )
  18. One Degree Raises over $1.7 Million from National Funders (1degree)
  19. UberCloud Closes $1.7M Pre-A Round (VC News Daily)
  20. Social art platform BBuzzArt lands 2 billion won in Series A investment (Venture Square)

Top 20 Media Deals for September 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
2 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
3 $1,220,000,000 TRADER Corporation Thoma Bravo Media Acquisition
4 $583,000,000 Hulu Time Warner Media Acquisition
5 $500,000,000 Media Planet Priveq Investment Media Acquisition
6 $350,000,000 Mtime Wanda Media Acquisition
7 $300,000,000 BabyTree Shenzhen Qianhe Capital Management, Matrix Partners China Media Investment
8 $228,000,000 Mango TV Undisclosed Media Investment
9 $155,000,000 Baidu Video Consortium Media Investment
10 $107,931,000 Deezer Access Industries, Orange Media Investment
11 $100,000,000 ConvertMedia Taboola Media Acquisition
12 $100,000,000 Musical.ly Consortium Media Investment
13 $100,000,000 Bitstrips Snapchat Media Acquisition
14 $80,000,000 NextVR Consortium Media Investment
15 $70,000,000 Defy Media Wellington Management Media Investment
16 $55,000,000 Scopely Consortium Media Investment
17 $55,000,000 Giphy Consortium Media Investment
18 $50,000,000 Veritone Acacia Research Corporation Media Investment
19 $50,000,000 Medium Consortium Media Investment
20 $45,000,000 Refinery29 Turner, ​Scripps Networks Interactive​ Media Investment

More information

  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. Thoma Bravo to Acquire TRADER Corporation (BusinessWire)
  4. Time Warner Acquires 10% Stake in Hulu for $583 Million (Variety)
  5. Venture capitalists buys into the median plane of half a billion (Resume)
  6. Wanda Acquires China’s Leading Movie Portal Mtime For $350 Million (Deadline)
  7. BabyTree Bags $300M USD In Largest Ever Funding Round For Mother & Baby Tech (Tech Node)
  8. Mango TV to grow beyond just Internet TV with an additional US$228M (e27)
  9. Baidu Video Raises $155M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Taboola steps up in video, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M (TechCrunch)
  12. Video Social Network Musical.ly Raising $100 Million at $500 Million Valuation (Billboard)
  13. Snapchat reportedly buys Bitstrips for $100 million (Vator News)
  14. NextVR Raises $80M in Series B Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  15. Defy Media has raised $70 million because YouTubers love Smosh and investors love video (Recode)
  16. Mobile Entertainment Company Scopely Closes $55M Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  17. Giphy Raises $55M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Veritone To Receive up to $50M in Working Capital (FinSMEs)
  19. Medium Raises $50M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Digital Media Company Refinery29 Raises $45M in Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for August 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
2 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
3 $1,220,000,000 TRADER Corporation Thoma Bravo Media Acquisition
4 $583,000,000 Hulu Time Warner Media Acquisition
5 $500,000,000 Media Planet Priveq Investment Media Acquisition
6 $350,000,000 Mtime Mtime Media Acquisition
7 $300,000,000 BabyTree Shenzhen Qianhe Capital Management, Matrix Partners China Media Investment
8 $228,000,000 Mango TV Undisclosed Media Investment
9 $155,000,000 Baidu Video Consortium Media Investment
10 $107,931,000 Deezer Access Industries, Orange Media Investment
11 $100,000,000 ConvertMedia Taboola Media Acquisition
12 $100,000,000 Musical.ly Consortium Media Investment
13 $100,000,000 Bitstrips Snapchat Media Acquisition
14 $55,000,000 Scopely Consortium Media Investment
15 $55,000,000 Giphy Consortium Media Investment
16 $50,000,000 Veritone Acacia Research Corporation Media Investment
17 $50,000,000 Medium Consortium Media Investment
18 $45,000,000 Refinery29 Turner, ​Scripps Networks Interactive​ Media Investment
19 $45,000,000 iFlix Sky Media Investment
20 $42,800,000 Panopto Consortium Media Investment

More information

  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. Thoma Bravo to Acquire TRADER Corporation (BusinessWire)
  4. Time Warner Acquires 10% Stake in Hulu for $583 Million (Variety)
  5. Venture capitalists buys into the median plane of half a billion (Resume)
  6. Wanda Acquires China’s Leading Movie Portal Mtime For $350 Million (Deadline)
  7. BabyTree Bags $300M USD In Largest Ever Funding Round For Mother & Baby Tech (Tech Node)
  8. Mango TV to grow beyond just Internet TV with an additional US$228M (e27)
  9. Baidu Video Raises $155M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Taboola steps up in video, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M (TechCrunch)
  12. Video Social Network Musical.ly Raising $100 Million at $500 Million Valuation (Billboard)
  13. Snapchat reportedly buys Bitstrips for $100 million (Vator News)
  14. Mobile Entertainment Company Scopely Closes $55M Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  15. Giphy Raises $55M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Veritone To Receive up to $50M in Working Capital (FinSMEs)
  17. Medium Raises $50M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. Digital Media Company Refinery29 Raises $45M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Sky makes $45M strategic investment in Asia-based Netflix rival iFlix (TechCrunch)
  20. Panopto Secures $42.8M in Funding (FinSMEs)