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Top 20 Media Deals for December 2015

 

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,400,000,000 AOL Verizon Media Acquisition
2 $1,500,000,000 Lynda.com LinkedIn Media Acquisition
3 $367,000,000 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
4 $343,000,000 Business Insider Axel Springer Media Acquisition
5 $262,000,000 South China Morning Post Alibaba Media Acquisition
6 $200,000,000 Vox Media NBCUniversal Media Investment
7 $200,000,000 BuzzFeed NBC Universal Media Investment
8 $193,600,000 China Business News Alibaba Media Investment
9 $186,000,000 Lynda.com Consortium Media Investment
10 $176,946,810 Unruly News Corp Media Investment
11 $128,000,000 LeTV Sports Yunfeng Capital, Wanda Investment Media Investment
12 $110,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
13 $100,000,000 Internet Media Services Sony Pictures TV Media Investment
14 $100,000,000 Saavn Consortium Media Investment
15 $100,000,000 ViralNova Zealot Networks Media Acquisition
16 $75,000,000 Rdio Pandora Media Acquisition
17 $73,500,000 Trustpilot Consortium Media Investment
18 $70,000,000 Flipagram Consortium Media Investment
19 $65,000,000 Jaunt Consortium Media Investment
20 $60,000,000 Kobalt Consortium Media Investment

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  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 Acquisitions for October 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,400,000,000 AOL Verizon Media Acquisition
2 $3,000,000,000 Aruba Networks Hewlett-Packard Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $1,500,000,000 Lynda.com LinkedIn Media Acquisition
4 $1,400,000,000 Electronic Funds Source WEX Transactions Acquisition
5 $1,200,000,000 Virtustream EMC Software & Services Acquisition
6 $910,000,000 Altegra Health Emdeon Transactions Acquisition
7 $890,000,000 Xoom PayPal Transactions Acquisition
8 $810,000,000 Trustwave Singtel Software & Services Acquisition
9 $687,000,000 Menulog Group Just Eat Transactions Acquisition
10 $671,000,000 eLong Ctrip Transactions Acquisition
11 $589,000,000 Yemeksepeti Delivery Hero Transactions Acquisition
12 $500,000,000 1010data Advance Software & Services Acquisition
13 $453,000,000 Lancope Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
14 $450,000,000 Ticketfly Pandora Transactions Acquisition
15 $410,000,000 OverDrive Rakuten Transactions Acquisition
16 $360,000,000 Ticket Monster KKR Consortium Ecommerce Acquisition
17 $350,000,000 Annapurna Labs Amazon Software & Services Acquisition
18 $343,000,000 Business Insider Axel Springer Media Acquisition
19 $280,000,000 Travelocity Expedia Transactions Acquisition
20 $267,625,050 Etraveli ProSiebenSat.1 Transactions Acquisition

More information

  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. HP to acquire Aruba Networks for about $3B (CNBC)
  3. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  4. WEX to Buy Electronic Funds Source From Warburg Pincus for $1.4 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  5. EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase (TechCrunch)
  6. Emdeon to Acquire Altegra Health for $910M (FinSMEs)
  7. PayPal to Acquire Xoom for $890M (FinSMEs)
  8. Singtel buys US cybersecurity firm for US$810M (Tech In Asia)
  9. Just Eat Snaps Up Menulog For $687M To Enter Australia And New Zealand (TechCrunch)
  10. Expedia gives up on China partner, sells off $671M majority stake in eLong (Tech In Asia)
  11. Delivery Hero Eats Up Turkey’s Yemeksepeti For A Record $589M (TechCrunch)
  12. Advance Acquires 1010data for $500M (FinSMEs)
  13. Cisco Beefs Up Security, Buys Lancope For $453M (TechCrunch)
  14. Pandora to Acquire Ticketfly for $450M (FinSMEs)
  15. Rakuten Buys Ebook And Audiobook Platform OverDrive For $410M (TechCrunch)
  16. Groupon Sells 46% Of Korea’s Ticket Monster To KKR Consortium For $360M (TechCrunch)
  17. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  18. Axel Springer Acquires Business Insider (Quartz)
  19. Expedia Inc acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal (Reuters)
  20. ProSiebenSat.1 Acquires Etraveli for €235M (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for October 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,400,000,000 AOL Verizon Media Acquisition
2 $1,500,000,000 Lynda.com LinkedIn Media Acquisition
3 $367,000,000 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
4 $343,000,000 Business Insider Axel Springer Media Acquisition
5 $200,000,000 BuzzFeed NBC Universal Media Investment
6 $200,000,000 Vox Media NBCUniversal Media Investment
7 $193,600,000 China Business News Alibaba Media Investment
8 $186,000,000 lynda.com Consortium Media Investment
9 $176,946,810 Unruly News Corp Media Investment
10 $128,000,000 LeTV Sports Yunfeng Capital, Wanda Investment Media Investment
11 $110,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
12 $100,000,000 ViralNova Zealot Networks Media Acquisition
13 $100,000,000 Saavn Consortium Media Investment
14 $100,000,000 Internet Media Services Sony Pictures TV Media Investment
15 $73,500,000 Trustpilot Consortium Media Investment
16 $70,000,000 Flipagram Consortium Media Investment
17 $65,000,000 Jaunt Consortium Media Investment
18 $60,000,000 Believe Digital Consortium Media Investment
19 $60,000,000 Kobalt Consortium Media Investment
20 $57,000,000 Medium Consortium Media Investment

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)

Axel Springer buys Business Insider

Commentary
Last week, in a move that stunned industry observers, German media giant Axel Springer shelled out $343 million to buy a controlling stake in American media company Business Insider. The deal values Business Insider at $442 million. Previously owning only 9% of the company, Axel Springer will own 88% of the online news website. According to analysts, the transaction sets a new record for digital publisher sales, topping AOL’s $315 million purchase of Huffington Post in 2011. More significantly, the price tag is nine times Business Insider’s projected 2015 revenue. So what makes Business Insider so valuable? Axel Springer has been hunting for an acquisition. After failing to acquire the Financial Times in July and Forbes in 2014, the company finally got its hands on a well-known English-language news website. With a viewership of around 76 million unique monthly visitors, Business Insider will increase Axel Springer’s global audience by two-thirds to about 200 million users, allowing the company to branch out to the English-speaking world. This deal comes on the heels of NBCUniversal’s $200 million investment into both Vox Media and BuzzFeed.