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Top 20 Media Deals for June 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 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
8 $145,751,350 Shanghai Xiongmao Huyu Wenhua Undisclosed Media Investment
9 $125,000,000 Croosing Ramot Media Investment
10 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
11 $90,000,000 iflix Consortium Media Investment
12 $85,000,000 Quora Consortium Media Investment
13 $75,000,000 Huya.com Consortium Media Investment
14 $60,000,000 if(we) MeetMe Media Acquisition
15 $58,000,000 Chushou GGV Capital, Shunwei Capital Media Investment
16 $55,000,000 fuboTV Consortium Media Investment
17 $50,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment
18 $42,000,000 High Times Oreva Capital Media Acquisition
19 $40,000,000 The Players’ Tribune Undisclosed Media Investment
20 $36,000,000 Kuaikan Comic Consortium Media Investment

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  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. Pinterest raises $150 mln, valuing photo-sharing app at $12.3 bln: Reuters (PE HUB )
  8. Wang Sicong’s panda live by 1 billion yuan B round of financing to expand the contents of pan-entertainment (Zaobao)
  9. The Isreali startup Croosing raised $125 million to upgrade our links (Geektime)
  10. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  11. iflix raises $90M to expand its Netflix alternative to more emerging markets (TechCrunch)
  12. Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise (TechCrunch)
  13. Media (Deal Street Asia)
  14. Old-school social networks Tagged and Hi5 bought by MeetMe for $60M (TechCrunch)
  15. GGV, Shunwei lead $58M Round In Games Streaming Start-Up (China Money Network)
  16. FuboTV has raised $55 million for its ‘skinny bundle’ online TV service (Re/code)
  17. This website is the Facebook for scientists, and it’s growing with a $50 million raise (Mashable)
  18. Marijuana media giant High Times sells majority stake for ~$42 million (TechCrunch)
  19. IVP STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE (IVP)
  20. Tiantu leads $36m round for China comic site (AVCJ)

Top 20 Marketing Deals for June 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 $60,000,000 Branch Metrics Consortium Marketing Investment
9 $56,000,000 AppsFlyer Consortium Marketing Investment
10 $50,000,000 Placester New Enterprise Associates Marketing Investment
11 $40,000,000 Xiaoshouyi Consortium Marketing Investment
12 $31,000,000 Bounce Exchange Consortium Marketing Investment
13 $30,700,000 Unlockd Media Axiata Marketing Investment
14 $30,000,000 Zenreach Consortium Marketing Investment
15 $30,000,000 Networked Insights Consortium Marketing Investment
16 $28,867,800 WME Group Melbourne IT Marketing Acquisition
17 $26,000,000 ROKT Consortium Marketing Investment
18 $24,525,675 Intermarketing Group Advantage Smollan Marketing Acquisition
19 $20,000,000 Lighthouse8 SpareBank 1 Marketing Investment
20 $16,300,000 MomentFeed Consortium 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. 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. Deep-linking startup Branch raised $60 million from Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures (TechCrunch)
  9. AppsFlyer Raises $56M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  10. Placester Raises $50M Series D Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  11. Tencent Leads $40M Investment In Salesforce Copycat Xiaoshouyi (China Money Network)
  12. BounceX Raises $31M in Growth Capital to Fuel Proprietary Database (Marketwired)
  13. Adtech start-up Unlockd raises $30.7 million as Asian expansion plans take shape (AFR)
  14. Zenreach raises $30M to help businesses boost their marketing with free WiFi (TechCrunch)
  15. Networked Insights raises $30M to analyze social posts for marketers (Chicago Tribune)
  16. Melbourne IT to wholly acquire WME Group for AU$39m (ZD Net)
  17. ROKT’s $US26 million is this year’s biggest capital raise in Australian tech (PRNewswire)
  18. £19m-turnover Leeds agency acquired by sales and marketing specialist (Prolific North)
  19. Lighthouse8 successfully raises 20M in Series A funding (Lighthouse8)
  20. MomentFeed inks $16.3 mln (PE HUB)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for June 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 $325,000,000 Peloton Consortium Ecommerce Investment
4 $310,000,000 Bonobos Walmart Ecommerce Acquisition
5 $250,000,000 Magento Commerce Hillhouse Capital Group Ecommerce Investment
6 $177,000,000 Paytm Ecommerce Alibaba Group, SAIF Partners Ecommerce Investment
7 $140,000,000 James Allen Francisco Partners Ecommerce Investment
8 $140,000,000 Skip Hop Carter’s Ecommerce Acquisition
9 $106,795,000 Picnic Consortium Ecommerce Investment
10 $100,000,000 MissFresh Consortium Ecommerce Investment
11 $95,448,600 Click Energy Click Energy Pty Ltd Ecommerce Acquisition
12 $71,000,000 Flipkart Naspers Ecommerce Investment
13 $70,000,000 ShoeBuy Jet.com Ecommerce Acquisition
14 $69,000,000 takealot.com Naspers Ecommerce Investment
15 $65,000,000 Spring Inc Consortium Ecommerce Investment
16 $63,260,000 Boohoo Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
17 $51,000,000 Moosejaw Walmart Ecommerce Acquisition
18 $50,000,000 The RealReal Great Hill Partners, e.ventures Ecommerce Investment
19 $30,000,000 Untuckit Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $30,000,000 Traditional Medicinals The Builders Fund 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. Peloton Closes $325M Series E Financing (Business Wire)
  4. Walmart to buy Bonobos for $310M as it doubles down on fashion (TechCrunch)
  5. Magento Commerce scores $250 mln from Hillhouse (PE HUB)
  6. Alibaba takes lead in India’s Paytm Ecommerce with fresh $177m funding (Tech In Asia)
  7. James Allen Owner Receives $140 Million Investment (JCK)
  8. BRIEF-Carter’s acquires Skip Hop Holdings for $140 mln in cash (Reuters)
  9. Dutch grocery delivery startup Picnic picks up historic €100mm funding round after only 1.5 years (The Next Web)
  10. Lenovo Capital Co-Leads $100M Round In Miss Fresh (China Money Network)
  11. Click Energy IPO pre-empted by $120m acquisition by Amaysim (AFR)
  12. Naspers Invests $71 Mn In Flipkart To Take Holdings Up To 16.5% (Inc42)
  13. Jet.com Grabs ShoeBuy for $70M as Walmart Expands E-Commerce Arsenal (Xconomy)
  14. Naspers Invests $69 Million Into South African E-Commerce Business Takealot, Takes Its Shareholding To Over 50% (iAfrican)
  15. Fidelity is betting $65 million that the Spring app can be a department store of the future (Recode)
  16. Boohoo raises £50m for new warehouse as sales double (International Business Times)
  17. Walmart acquires outdoor retailer Moosejaw for $51 million (TechCrunch)
  18. The RealReal ropes in $50 million in new funding (TechCrunch)
  19. Untuckit Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Builders Fund invests in Traditional Medicinals, closes on $30 mln (PE HUB)

Top 20 Transactions Deals for June 2017

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Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,500,000,000 Didi Chuxing Consortium Transactions Investment
2 $1,400,000,000 Paytm SoftBank Transactions Investment
3 $1,200,000,000 Go-Jek Tencent Holdings Transactions Investment
4 $1,000,000,000 Ele.me Consortium Transactions Investment
5 $675,000,000 Cambridge Global Payments FleetCor Technologies Transactions Acquisition
6 $650,000,000 Souq.com Amazon Transactions Acquisition
7 $613,851,385 Tian Tian Express Suning Commerce Group Transactions Acquisition
8 $600,000,000 Mobike Consortium Transactions Investment
9 $600,000,000 Lyft Undisclosed Transactions Investment
10 $579,400,000 Yixin Capital Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $500,000,000 Kabbage Undisclosed Transactions Investment
12 $500,000,000 SoFi Consortium Transactions Investment
13 $500,000,000 Uxin Consortium Transactions Investment
14 $450,000,000 Ofo Consortium Transactions Investment
15 $447,800,000 Airbnb Consortium Transactions Investment
16 $425,100,150 Delivery Hero Naspers Transactions Investment
17 $400,000,000 Guazi.com Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $400,000,000 Houzz Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $400,000,000 Instacart Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $397,000,000 Farfetch JD.com Transactions Investment

More information

  1. China’s ride-hailing giant Didi raises $5.5 billion, valuing it at $50 billion (CNBC)
  2. Paytm raises $1.4 billion from Softbank, valuation jumps to over $8 billion (The Economic Times)
  3. Indonesia’s Uber rival Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion led by Tencent at a $3 billion valuation (TechCrunch)
  4. Ele.me Secures over $1 Billion in Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. FleetCor To Buy Cambridge Global Payments For $675M (PYMNTS)
  6. Amazon to acquire Souq, a Middle East clone once valued at $1B, for $650M (TechCrunch)
  7. Suning Commerce Group to buy Tiantian Express for 4.25 billion yuan (China Daily )
  8. China’s Mobike raises $600M to expand its bikes on-demand service worldwide (TechCrunch)
  9. Lyft raises $600 million (CNBC)
  10. Yixin Capital raises $579.4m from Tencent, others (Deal Street Asia)
  11. Kabbage nabs $500M for small business loans (TechCrunch)
  12. SoFi closes in on $500m funding round – Bloomberg (Finextra)
  13. TPG Co-Leads $500M Funding In Online Used Car Dealership Uxin (China Money Network)
  14. China’s newest source of on-demand hype, rental bicycles, gets its first unicorn (TechCrunch)
  15. Airbnb closes $1B round at $31B valuation, profitable as of 2H 2016, no plans for IPO (TechCrunch)
  16. Naspers invests €387M in European food delivery business Delivery Hero (TechCrunch)
  17. Guazi Announces Series B Financing (PR Newswire)
  18. Houzz raising $400 million at $4 billion valuation (TechCrunch)
  19. Instacart raises $400 million at a $3.4 billion valuation to deliver groceries on-demand (TechCrunch)
  20. JD.com invests $397M in Farfetch (PitchBook Blog)