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Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for July 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 $300,000,000 Essential Products Playground Global, Redpoint Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $250,000,000 Zenly Snap Inc. Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $215,000,000 Mobike Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $175,000,000 BankMobile Flagship Community Bank Mobile & Apps Acquisition
9 $100,000,000 Xueba100.com Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $80,000,000 Rounds Kik Mobile & Apps Acquisition
11 $68,000,000 Yongqianbao Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $63,000,000 Symphony BNP Paribas Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $60,000,000 Live.me Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $60,000,000 Babylon Health Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $58,000,000 Bluegogo Black Hole Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $54,000,000 Smule Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $50,000,000 NewStore Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $50,000,000 Hacarus Japan Finance Corporation, Future Venture Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $50,000,000 Discord Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $50,000,000 LevelUp Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

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  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. Essential’s road to mainstream success is a ten-year play (TechCrunch)
  6. Snapchat reportedly paid over $250 million for an app that lets you track your friends (Business Insider)
  7. China’s Mobike raises $215M led by Tencent for its bicycle sharing service (TechCrunch)
  8. Customers Bank sells digital unit BankMobile for $175m (Finextra)
  9. China VCs lead $100m round for local education app Xueba (AVCJ)
  10. Kik snaps up video chat app maker Rounds for a reported $60-$80 million (TechCrunch)
  11. China personal lending platform Yongqianbao raises $68m (Asian Venture Capital Journal)
  12. Goldman-backed ‘Slack for finance’ startup Symphony raises $63 million from BNP Paribas (Business Insider)
  13. Cheetah Mobile’s Live.me Inc raises $60 mln (PE HUB)
  14. Babylon Health raises further $60M to continue building out AI doctor app (TechCrunch)
  15. Black Hole Capital Leads $58M Round In Chinese Bike Sharing Firm Bluegogo (Chinamoney Network)
  16. Tencent tunes into Southeast Asia in $54m Smule funding (Tech In Asia)
  17. NewStore raises $50 million for mobile commerce (TechCrunch)
  18. Hacarus raises ¥50 million from Kyoto City Startup Fund (Hacarus)
  19. Gamer chat tool Discord secretly raised ~$50M as insiders cashed out (TechCrunch)
  20. LevelUp Bags $50M From JPMorgan Chase & Others For Mobile Payments (Xconomy)

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)

Top 20 Marketing Deals for July 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 $175,000,000 MediaMath Goldman Sachs, Santander Bank Marketing Investment
4 $156,000,000 Centerfield Media H.I.G. Growth Partners Marketing Investment
5 $140,000,000 Zeta Global Franklin Square Capital Partners Marketing Investment
6 $95,000,000 MDC Partners Goldman Sachs Marketing Investment
7 $65,000,000 Demandbase Consortium Marketing Investment
8 $64,000,000 Segment Consortium Marketing Investment
9 $60,000,000 Acrolinx GENUI Partners Marketing Acquisition
10 $60,000,000 Branch Metrics Consortium Marketing Investment
11 $56,000,000 AppsFlyer Consortium Marketing Investment
12 $50,000,000 Placester New Enterprise Associates Marketing Investment
13 $47,000,000 SimilarWeb Consortium Marketing Investment
14 $47,000,000 PebblePost Silicon Valley Bank, Horizon Technology Finance Marketing Investment
15 $40,000,000 Xiaoshouyi Consortium Marketing Investment
16 $31,000,000 Bounce Exchange Consortium Marketing Investment
17 $30,700,000 Unlockd Media Axiata Marketing Investment
18 $30,000,000 Zenreach Consortium Marketing Investment
19 $30,000,000 Networked Insights Consortium Marketing Investment
20 $28,867,800 WME Group Melbourne IT Marketing Acquisition

More information

  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. MediaMath nabs $175 mln from Goldman Sachs and Santander Bank (PE HUB )
  4. Centerfield Secures $156 Million in Financing And Acquires Performance Marketing Leader Qology Direct (Multi Channel News)
  5. Zeta Global Raises $140 Million For Its Marketing Cloud (Forbes)
  6. Goldman Sachs is investing $95 million for a 15% stake in ad firm MDC Partners (Business Insider)
  7. B2B targeted marketing platform Demandbase raises $65 million (Venture Beat)
  8. Marketing data startup Segment raises $64M (TechCrunch)
  9. Acrolinx: Majority acquisition and growth financing by GENUI of $ 60 million to expand global business expansion (Aktiencheck)
  10. Deep-linking startup Branch raised $60 million from Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures (TechCrunch)
  11. AppsFlyer Raises $56M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. Placester Raises $50M Series D Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  13. SimilarWeb raises $47M at valuation approaching $800M to take on Nielsen in digital market intel (TechCrunch)
  14. PebblePost raises $47M as it uses online data to fuel direct mail marketing (TechCrunch)
  15. Tencent Leads $40M Investment In Salesforce Copycat Xiaoshouyi (China Money Network)
  16. BounceX Raises $31M in Growth Capital to Fuel Proprietary Database (Marketwired)
  17. Adtech start-up Unlockd raises $30.7 million as Asian expansion plans take shape (AFR)
  18. Zenreach raises $30M to help businesses boost their marketing with free WiFi (TechCrunch)
  19. Networked Insights raises $30M to analyze social posts for marketers (Chicago Tribune)
  20. Melbourne IT to wholly acquire WME Group for AU$39m (ZD Net)

Top 20 Games Deals for July 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 $550,000,000 Sea Limited Consortium Games Investment
3 $254,729,880 nDreams Mercia Technologies Games Investment
4 $250,000,000 Social Point Take-Two Interactive Software Games Acquisition
5 $219,000,000 32Red Kindred Group Games Acquisition
6 $143,000,000 Seasun Tencent Holdings Games Investment
7 $100,000,000 DraftKings Undisclosed Games Investment
8 $92,000,000 Roblox Corporation Meritech Capital Partners, Index Ventures Games Investment
9 $90,000,000 Pocket Gems Tencent Holdings Games Investment
10 $62,064,750 Eyecon Playtech Games Acquisition
11 $60,000,000 Scopely Consortium Games Investment
12 $58,204,680 Shinezone Consortium Games Investment
13 $55,800,000 Space Ape Games Supercell Games Acquisition
14 $55,000,000 Kongregate MTG Games Acquisition
15 $26,000,000 FunFair Technologies Consortium Games Investment
16 $20,000,000 GameMine Palisades Venture Capital Games Investment
17 $12,584,264 Stillfront Group Undisclosed Games Investment
18 $12,500,000 Gamevice Consortium Games Investment
19 $10,000,000 Avalanche Studios Nordisk Film Games Investment
20 $9,000,000 Legends of Learning Baltimore Angels Games Investment

More information

  1. Chinese group buys Talking Tom app maker Outfit7 for $1b (Deal Street Asia)
  2. Garena Rebrands as Sea After Raising $550 Million in New Funding (Bloomberg)
  3. £195.6m in UK tech funding, the Taylor Review, WeWork’s huge Series G and more in The Week in Tech (Tech City Insider )
  4. Take-Two buys Spain’s Social Point mobile game studio for at least $250 million (VentureBeat)
  5. Kindred to Buy 32Red for $219 Million in Latest Gaming Deal (Bloomberg)
  6. Tencent Makes USD143 Million Strategic Investment In Seasun (China Tech News)
  7. Dodgers’ Boehly Leads $100 Million DraftKings Investment (Bloomberg)
  8. Roblox Corporation snags $92 million investment round (Develop)
  9. Tencent doubles down on game studio Pocket Gems with $90M investment (TechCrunch)
  10. Playtech Buys Online Bingo Specialist Eyecon for £50m (Finance Magnates)
  11. Mobile Games Maker Scopely Banks $60 Million With Valuation Over $600 Million (Variety – Digital )
  12. Mobile and Browser Game Developer Shinezone Wins RMB 400 Mln Series B (Marbridge Consulting)
  13. Supercell acquires 62% of London’s Space Ape Games for $55.8M (TechCrunch)
  14. MTG buys GameStop’s mobile game publisher Kongregate for $55 million (VentureBeat)
  15. Funfair Token Presale Raises $26 Million In 4 Hours (PRNewswire)
  16. Mobile games publisher GameMine raises $20 million to expand globally (VentureBeat)
  17. Swedish game developer Stillfront receives €11.2 million bond loan (Tech.eu)
  18. Gamevice Raises US$12.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Mad Max developer Avalanche scores $10 million from Nordic film giant (VentureBeat)
  20. Legends of Learning raises $9 million for expansion (Balitmore Sun)