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Top 20 Marketing Deals for May 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $310,000,000 Turn Amobee Marketing Acquisition
2 $308,000,000 Teads Altice Marketing Acquisition
3 $156,000,000 Centerfield Media H.I.G. Growth Partners Marketing Investment
4 $140,000,000 Zeta Global Franklin Square Capital Partners Marketing Investment
5 $95,000,000 MDC Partners Goldman Sachs Marketing Investment
6 $65,000,000 Demandbase Consortium Marketing Investment
7 $60,000,000 Branch Metrics Consortium Marketing Investment
8 $56,000,000 AppsFlyer Consortium Marketing Investment
9 $50,000,000 Placester New Enterprise Associates Marketing Investment
10 $31,000,000 Bounce Exchange Consortium Marketing Investment
11 $30,000,000 Networked Insights Consortium Marketing Investment
12 $30,000,000 Zenreach Consortium Marketing Investment
13 $28,867,800 WME Group Melbourne IT Marketing Acquisition
14 $24,000,000 REV Asia Berhad Media Prima Berhad Marketing Acquisition
15 $16,300,000 MomentFeed Consortium Marketing Investment
16 $16,000,000 Databerries Consortium Marketing Investment
17 $15,543,780 MPP Global Albion Ventures LLP, Grafton Capital Marketing Investment
18 $15,000,000 Opal Consortium Marketing Investment
19 $14,908,800 Ecrebo Keith Mills, Joseph C. Schull Marketing Investment
20 $12,000,000 Velocidi Neuberger Berman Group, Pilot Growth Equity Marketing Investment

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  1. Singtel’s digital ad division Amobee acquires Turn for $310M (TechCrunch)
  2. Telco Altice to acquire video ad tech player Teads for $308M (TechCrunch)
  3. Centerfield Secures $156 Million in Financing And Acquires Performance Marketing Leader Qology Direct (Multi Channel News)
  4. Zeta Global Raises $140 Million For Its Marketing Cloud (Forbes)
  5. Goldman Sachs is investing $95 million for a 15% stake in ad firm MDC Partners (Business Insider)
  6. B2B targeted marketing platform Demandbase raises $65 million (Venture Beat)
  7. Deep-linking startup Branch raised $60 million from Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures (TechCrunch)
  8. AppsFlyer Raises $56M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  9. Placester Raises $50M Series D Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  10. BounceX Raises $31M in Growth Capital to Fuel Proprietary Database (Marketwired)
  11. Networked Insights raises $30M to analyze social posts for marketers (Chicago Tribune)
  12. Zenreach raises $30M to help businesses boost their marketing with free WiFi (TechCrunch)
  13. Melbourne IT to wholly acquire WME Group for AU$39m (ZD Net)
  14. Media Prima buys Rev Asia for $24M to create Malaysia’s largest digital media platform (TechCrunch)
  15. MomentFeed inks $16.3 mln (PE HUB)
  16. Databerries Raises $16m in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Monetisation platform MPP Global lands £12m in Series B funding (Startups)
  18. Top Silicon Valley VC firm Accel leads $15M round for Opal, a marketing collaboration startup based in Portland (GeekWire)
  19. Retail martech specialist Ecrebo eyes US expansion after £12m investment (Campaign)
  20. Velocidi raises $12M to help marketers make smarter ad choices (Silicon Angle)

Top 20 Games Deals in May 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 Outfit7 United Luck Group Holdings Games Acquisition
2 $250,000,000 Social Point Take-Two Interactive Software Games Acquisition
3 $219,000,000 32Red Kindred Group Games Acquisition
4 $143,000,000 Seasun Tencent Holdings Games Investment
5 $100,000,000 DraftKings Undisclosed Games Investment
6 $92,000,000 Roblox Corporation Meritech Capital Partners, Index Ventures Games Investment
7 $90,000,000 Pocket Gems Tencent Holdings Games Investment
8 $75,000,000 Huya.com Consortium Games Investment
9 $62,064,750 Eyecon Playtech Games Acquisition
10 $58,204,680 Shinezone Consortium Games Investment
11 $55,800,000 Space Ape Games Supercell Games Acquisition
12 $20,000,000 GameMine Palisades Venture Capital Games Investment
13 $12,584,264 Stillfront Group Undisclosed Games Investment
14 $12,500,000 Gamevice Consortium Games Investment
15 $10,000,000 Avalanche Studios Nordisk Film Games Investment
16 $9,000,000 Legends of Learning Baltimore Angels Games Investment
17 $8,500,000 Disruptor Beam Romulus Capital, GrandBanks Capital Games Investment
18 $7,840,000 Fig Consortium Games Investment
19 $7,000,000 Fnatic Consortium Games Investment
20 $6,600,000 Yogome Consortium Games Investment

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  1. Chinese group buys Talking Tom app maker Outfit7 for $1b (Deal Street Asia)
  2. Take-Two buys Spain’s Social Point mobile game studio for at least $250 million (VentureBeat)
  3. Kindred to Buy 32Red for $219 Million in Latest Gaming Deal (Bloomberg)
  4. Tencent Makes USD143 Million Strategic Investment In Seasun (China Tech News)
  5. Dodgers’ Boehly Leads $100 Million DraftKings Investment (Bloomberg)
  6. Roblox Corporation snags $92 million investment round (Develop)
  7. Tencent doubles down on game studio Pocket Gems with $90M investment (TechCrunch)
  8. Ping An Insurance leads $75m Series A in video streaming platform Huya (Deal Street Asia)
  9. Playtech Buys Online Bingo Specialist Eyecon for £50m (Finance Magnates)
  10. Mobile and Browser Game Developer Shinezone Wins RMB 400 Mln Series B (Marbridge Consulting)
  11. Supercell acquires 62% of London’s Space Ape Games for $55.8M (TechCrunch)
  12. Mobile games publisher GameMine raises $20 million to expand globally (VentureBeat)
  13. Swedish game developer Stillfront receives €11.2 million bond loan (Tech.eu)
  14. Gamevice Raises US$12.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Mad Max developer Avalanche scores $10 million from Nordic film giant (VentureBeat)
  16. Legends of Learning raises $9 million for expansion (Balitmore Sun)
  17. ‘Star Trek Timelines’ game maker Disruptor Beam raises $8.5M (TechCrunch)
  18. Fig raises $7.8 million to expand game crowdfunding platform (VentureBeat)
  19. Teams from the NBA, MLB, and Italian soccer invested $7 million in esports team Fnatic (Business Insider )
  20. Yogome, a Mexican startup that makes educational games for kids, raises $6.6M (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for May 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,350,000,000 Chewy.com PetSmart Ecommerce Acquisition
2 $1,400,000,000 Flipkart Tencent Holdings, eBay, Microsoft Ecommerce Investment
3 $250,000,000 Magento Commerce Hillhouse Capital Group Ecommerce Investment
4 $140,000,000 Skip Hop Carter’s Ecommerce Acquisition
5 $140,000,000 James Allen Francisco Partners Ecommerce Investment
6 $106,795,000 Picnic Consortium Ecommerce Investment
7 $100,000,000 MissFresh Consortium Ecommerce Investment
8 $70,000,000 ShoeBuy Jet.com Ecommerce Acquisition
9 $69,000,000 takealot.com Naspers Ecommerce Investment
10 $65,000,000 Spring Inc Consortium Ecommerce Investment
11 $51,000,000 Moosejaw Walmart Ecommerce Acquisition
12 $30,000,000 Traditional Medicinals The Builders Fund Ecommerce Investment
13 $24,000,000 The Bouqs Company Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $17,500,000 Snapdeal Consortium Ecommerce Investment
15 $14,849,100 NA-KD.com Northzone, eEquity Ecommerce Investment
16 $14,000,000 Ruigu Source Code Capital, Chengwei Capital Ecommerce Investment
17 $12,500,000 Rockets of Awesome Consortium Ecommerce Investment
18 $11,621,060 Kleding.nl Mitula Group Ecommerce Acquisition
19 $10,582,450 Monclick Unieuro Ecommerce Acquisition
20 $10,500,000 Amazon Pay (India) AMAZON CORPORATE HOLDINGS, Amazon Ecommerce Investment

More information

  1. PetSmart is acquiring Chewy.com for $3.35 billion in the largest e-commerce acquisition ever (Recode)
  2. Flipkart lands $1.4B from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent as India online retail battle with Amazon continues (Geekwire)
  3. Magento Commerce scores $250 mln from Hillhouse (PE HUB)
  4. BRIEF-Carter’s acquires Skip Hop Holdings for $140 mln in cash (Reuters)
  5. James Allen Owner Receives $140 Million Investment (JCK)
  6. Dutch grocery delivery startup Picnic picks up historic €100mm funding round after only 1.5 years (The Next Web)
  7. Lenovo Capital Co-Leads $100M Round In Miss Fresh (China Money Network)
  8. Jet.com Grabs ShoeBuy for $70M as Walmart Expands E-Commerce Arsenal (Xconomy)
  9. Naspers Invests $69 Million Into South African E-Commerce Business Takealot, Takes Its Shareholding To Over 50% (iAfrican)
  10. Fidelity is betting $65 million that the Spring app can be a department store of the future (Recode)
  11. Walmart acquires outdoor retailer Moosejaw for $51 million (TechCrunch)
  12. Builders Fund invests in Traditional Medicinals, closes on $30 mln (PE HUB)
  13. Flower delivery startup The Bouqs raises $24 million to grow past its many competitors (TechCrunch)
  14. Snapdeal founders, Nexus pump in $17.5m to tide things over (Tech In Asia)
  15. NA-KD Raises €14M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Chengwei Leads $14M Round In Electrical Hardware E-commerce Firm Ruigu (China Money Network)
  17. Rockets of Awesome, which sends parents curated boxes of kid apparel, just raised $12.5 million (TechCrunch)
  18. Fashiola and Kleding.nl acquired by Mitula Group for 11 million euros (Fashion United)
  19. Unieuro Acquires Monclick, for €10M (FinSMEs)
  20. Amazon injects $10.5 mn into India payments arm (VCCircle)

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for May 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Koubei.com Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
2 $1,000,000,000 Toutiao CCB International, Sequoia Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
3 $400,000,000 Bigo Technology Ping An Overseas Holdings Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $350,000,000 Kuaishou Tencent Holdings Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $215,000,000 Mobike Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $175,000,000 BankMobile Flagship Community Bank Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $109,008,457 NetEase Cloud Music Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $100,000,000 Xueba100.com Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $100,000,000 Automatic Sirius XM Radio, Inc. Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $100,000,000 99 SoftBank Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $80,000,000 Rounds Kik Mobile & Apps Acquisition
12 $68,000,000 Yongqianbao Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $63,000,000 Symphony BNP Paribas Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $60,000,000 Babylon Health Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $60,000,000 Live.me Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $58,000,000 Bluegogo Black Hole Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $57,000,000 FreeCharge Snapdeal Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $54,000,000 Smule Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $50,000,000 LevelUp Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $45,000,000 Getaround Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Alibaba’s local commerce platform, Koubei, raises $1.1 billion (TechCrunch)
  2. China: News app Toutiao nabs $1b from Sequoia, CCB International at $11b valuation (Deal Street Asia)
  3. Popular video streaming app Bigo Live now valued at $400m after series C round (Tech In Asia)
  4. Tencent Leads $350M Round In Video App Popular Among China’s Farmers And Migrant Workers (China Money Network)
  5. China’s Mobike raises $215M led by Tencent for its bicycle sharing service (TechCrunch)
  6. Customers Bank sells digital unit BankMobile for $175m (Finextra)
  7. NetEase Cloud Music Completes A Round Financing of RMB 750 Million, Sending It into the “Unicorn Club” with an Estimated Value of RMB 8 Billion (PRNewswire All)
  8. China VCs lead $100m round for local education app Xueba (AVCJ)
  9. SiriusXM acquires connected car company Automatic for over $100M (TechCrunch)
  10. SoftBank adds Brazil’s 99 to its ridesharing portfolio with a $100 million investment (TechCrunch)
  11. Kik snaps up video chat app maker Rounds for a reported $60-$80 million (TechCrunch)
  12. China personal lending platform Yongqianbao raises $68m (Asian Venture Capital Journal)
  13. Goldman-backed ‘Slack for finance’ startup Symphony raises $63 million from BNP Paribas (Business Insider)
  14. Babylon Health raises further $60M to continue building out AI doctor app (TechCrunch)
  15. Cheetah Mobile’s Live.me Inc raises $60 mln (PE HUB)
  16. Black Hole Capital Leads $58M Round In Chinese Bike Sharing Firm Bluegogo (Chinamoney Network)
  17. FreeCharge receives $57 mn from Snapdeal (Tech Circle)
  18. Tencent tunes into Southeast Asia in $54m Smule funding (Tech In Asia)
  19. LevelUp Bags $50M From JPMorgan Chase & Others For Mobile Payments (Xconomy)
  20. Getaround raises $45M from Toyota and others to build more partnerships (TechCrunch )