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Top 20 Investment Deals for June 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $22,000,000,000 Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. China Development Bank Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
2 $5,500,000,000 Didi Chuxing Consortium Transactions Investment
3 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
4 $1,530,000,000 iQiyi Consortium Media Investment
5 $1,400,000,000 Paytm SoftBank Transactions Investment
6 $1,400,000,000 Flipkart Tencent Holdings, eBay, Microsoft Ecommerce Investment
7 $1,200,000,000 Go-Jek Tencent Holdings Transactions Investment
8 $1,100,000,000 Koubei.com Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $1,000,000,000 Ele.me Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $1,000,000,000 Toutiao CCB International, Sequoia Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $800,000,000 Verily Temasek Holdings Software & Services Investment
12 $600,000,000 Mobike Consortium Transactions Investment
13 $600,000,000 Lyft Undisclosed Transactions Investment
14 $600,000,000 NIO Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $579,400,000 Yixin Capital Consortium Transactions Investment
16 $550,000,000 Sea Limited Consortium Games Investment
17 $502,000,000 Improbable Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $500,000,000 Outcome Health Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $500,000,000 Kabbage Undisclosed Transactions Investment
20 $500,000,000 SoFi Consortium Transactions Investment

More information

  1. China’s Largest Chipmaker Secures $22 Billion to Expand Globally (Bloomberg)
  2. China’s ride-hailing giant Didi raises $5.5 billion, valuing it at $50 billion (CNBC)
  3. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  4. Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion (TechCrunch)
  5. Paytm raises $1.4 billion from Softbank, valuation jumps to over $8 billion (The Economic Times)
  6. Flipkart lands $1.4B from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent as India online retail battle with Amazon continues (Geekwire)
  7. Indonesia’s Uber rival Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion led by Tencent at a $3 billion valuation (TechCrunch)
  8. Alibaba’s local commerce platform, Koubei, raises $1.1 billion (TechCrunch)
  9. Ele.me Secures over $1 Billion in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. China: News app Toutiao nabs $1b from Sequoia, CCB International at $11b valuation (Deal Street Asia)
  11. Alphabet’s health-tech company Verily gets $800 million from Singapore investment firm Temasek (VentureBeat)
  12. China’s Mobike raises $600M to expand its bikes on-demand service worldwide (TechCrunch)
  13. Lyft raises $600 million (CNBC)
  14. Tencent, Baidu Lead $600M Round In Chinese Electric Vehicle Maker NIO (China Money Network)
  15. Yixin Capital raises $579.4m from Tencent, others (Deal Street Asia)
  16. Garena Rebrands as Sea After Raising $550 Million in New Funding (Bloomberg)
  17. London-based AI and simulation start-up Improbable bags $502m in funding from SoftBank (Computing UK)
  18. A healthcare firm that wants to create ‘an exam room that knows you’ just landed a $5.5 billion valuation (Business Insider Australia)
  19. Kabbage nabs $500M for small business loans (TechCrunch)
  20. SoFi closes in on $500m funding round – Bloomberg (Finextra)

Top 20 Asia & Pacific Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,250,000,000 Ele.me Alibaba Transactions Investment
2 $1,200,000,000 LeSports Consortium Games Investment
3 $1,080,000,000 LeEco Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $1,000,000,000 Didi Chuxing Apple Transactions Investment
5 $1,000,000,000 Lazada Group Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
6 $925,275,000 Heptagon ams AG Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $750,000,000 Grab SoftBank Capital Transactions Investment
8 $600,000,000 Didi Chuxing China Life Insurance Transactions Investment
9 $600,000,000 LeEco Yueting Jia Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
10 $600,000,000 Weidong Cloud Education CCB International Software & Services Investment
11 $550,000,000 Go-Jek Consortium Transactions Investment
12 $500,000,000 Ping An Good Doctor Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $449,000,000 BYD Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $449,000,000 Qufenqi Hangzhou Liaison Interactive Information Technology, Beijing Phoenix Wealth Holding Group Ecommerce Investment
15 $437,000,000 Babytree Consortium Media Investment
16 $400,000,000 Didi Chuxing Poly Group Transactions Investment
17 $400,000,000 My Credit Tiantu Capital, Xinhu Zhongbao Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $350,000,000 Mtime Wanda Media Acquisition
19 $310,000,000 U51.com Xinhu Zhongbao, Tiantu Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $309,000,000 Shouqi Car Rental Consortium Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me (TechCrunch)
  2. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  3. LeEco raises $1.08b in funding for electric car hoping to compete with Tesla (SCMP)
  4. Apple invests $1bn in Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing (Reuters)
  5. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  6. Austria’s ams acquires Heptagon for up to €845 million to become a worldwide leader in optical sensing (TechEU)
  7. Uber rival Grab raises $750M led by SoftBank at a $3B valuation (TechCrunch)
  8. China’s Uber rival Didi Chuxing raises $600 million from China Life Insurance (Reuters)
  9. LeEco secures $600M in fresh funding as financial issues reportedly halt electric car project (TechCrunch)
  10. CCB International Invests In Weidong Cloud Education At $600M Valuation (China Money Network)
  11. Indonesia’s Go-Jek raises $550 million to battle Uber and Grab (TechCrunch)
  12. Chinese Healthcare App Ping An Good Doctor Closes USD$500M Series A Venture Capital Round (FinSMEs)
  13. Samsung Invests $449 Million in Buffett-Backed Carmaker BYD (Bloomberg)
  14. Ant Financial-Backed Qufenqi Raises $449M In Pre-IPO Investment (China Money Network)
  15. Babytree Raises $437M in Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. Didi Chuxing strikes again with US$400M from China’s leading trading and real estate conglomerate (e27)
  17. China’s Fintech Unicorn My Credit Scoops $400M Financing To Build Industry Fund (TechNode)
  18. Wanda Acquires China’s Leading Movie Portal Mtime For $350 Million (Deadline)
  19. Chinese credit card management app raises $310m Series C (AVCJ)
  20. Taiping Asset Leads $309M Round In Shouqi Car Rental (China Money Network)

Facebook acquires CrowdTangle


Mark Zuckerberg has always insisted that Facebook is not a media company. So why did Facebook acquire CrowdTangle, a social analytics platform used by media companies? According to analysts, Facebook might use CrowdTangle to eliminate fake news. As we all know, fake news has been the scourge of Facebook for the past years, showing up everywhere, from a friend’s timeline to the pages of reputable new sites. Fake news is quickly gaining traction online with many people believing and sharing bogus information. CrowdTangle’s technology can help Facebook track how widespread fake news stories have become while surfacing real stories, measuring social performance and identifying influencers.

Top 20 Investments for September 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,000,000,000 Didi Kuaidi Consortium Transactions Investment
2 $1,200,000,000 Uber Baidu Transactions Investment
3 $1,000,000,000 Uber Undisclosed Transactions Investment
4 $1,000,000,000 Coupang SoftBank Ecommerce Investment
5 $1,000,000,000 Uber Microsoft, Bennett Coleman & Co. Transactions Investment
6 $1,000,000,000 Didi Kuaidi Undisclosed Transactions Investment
7 $1,000,000,000 SoFi SoftBank Transactions Investment
8 $700,000,000 Flipkart Tiger Global Management, Steadview Capital Ecommerce Investment
9 $630,000,000 Ele.me Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $600,000,000 Kuaidi Dache Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $590,000,000 Meizu Alibaba Group Holding Limited Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
12 $537,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $530,000,000 Lyft Rakuten Transactions Investment
14 $526,000,000 Spotify Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $500,000,000 Zenefits Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $500,000,000 Tuniu JD Transactions Investment
17 $500,000,000 Qunar Silver Lake Transactions Investment
18 $500,000,000 Wish DST Capital Ecommerce Investment
19 $500,000,000 Snapdeal Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $485,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s Arch Rival In China, Confirms It Raised $2B In Fresh Funding (TechCrunch)
  2. Uber Has Raised $1.2B More In China With Baidu Investing As Rival Didi Kuaidi Gets $3B (TechCrunch)
  3. Facing Demand, Uber Expands Funding Round by $1 Billion (NY Times)
  4. Coupang Receives $1BN in Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Uber reportedly raises $1B at a $51B valuation from investors including Microsoft (VentureBeat)
  6. Didi Kuaidi raises extra $1B to battle Uber in China (Tech In Asia)
  7. SoFi raises whopping $1 billion to refinance student loans (Fortune)
  8. Flipkart Raises $700M In 10th Funding Round At $15B Valuation (Trak.in)
  9. Ele.me Raises US$630M in Series F Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. KuaiDi Dache Raises US$600M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Meizu Receives US$590M Minority Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  12. Snapchat Closes Another Massive Funding Round — $537 Million (Re/code)
  13. Lyft Raises $530M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. These Are The Companies That Just Gave Spotify Half A Billion Dollars (Forbes)
  15. Zenefits Raises $500M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Chinese travel site Tuniu gets $500M injection, JD now biggest shareholder (Tech In Asia)
  17. Chinese Travel Platform Qunar Raises $500M, Turns Down Ctrip Acquisition Offer (TechCrunch)
  18. Sources: DST Global Led Mobile Shopping App Wish’s $500M Round (TechCrunch)
  19. Snapdeal Receives $500m Growth Investment (FinSMEs)
  20. Snapchat Raises $485M in Funding (FinSMEs)