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Top 20 Media Deals for December 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
2 $600,000,000 TSL Education TPG Media Acquisition
3 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
4 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
5 $370,000,000 PPS Baidu Media Acquisition
6 $300,000,000 Answers.com Consortium Media Investment
7 $250,000,000 Washington Post Jeff Bezos Media Acquisition
8 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
9 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
10 $79,000,000 Quirky Consortium Media Investment
11 $70,000,000 Boston Globe/ New England Media Group John Henry Media Acquisition
12 $60,000,000 Mobli Carlos Slim, América Móvil Media Investment
13 $60,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
14 $57,000,000 Qunar Consortium Media Investment
15 $50,000,000 Quixey Consortium Media Investment
16 $50,000,000 StreetEasy Zillow Media Acquisition
17 $50,000,000 Flipboard Consortium Media Investment
18 $50,000,000 Automattic Tiger Global Media Investment
19 $50,000,000 Glassdoor Consortium Media Investment
20 $41,000,000 Foursquare Undisclosed Media Investment

More information

  1. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  2. TPG Buys TSL, Owner Of The TES Connect Education Network, For Around $600M (Techcrunch)
  3. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  4. Sogou Secured $448 million Investment from Tencent, will Merge Soso (Technode)
  5. Baidu Confirms $370M Purchase Of PPS, Underscoring Online Video’s Importance For Internet Companies Around The World (Techcrunch)
  6. Q&A Platform Answers.com Raises More Cash, Buys Customer Experience Analytics Company ForeSee For Over $200M (TechCrunch)
  7. Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M (TechCrunch)
  8. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  9. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Quirky Raises $79M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. The New York Times Company Sells The Boston Globe (And Related Properties) For $70M (TechCrunch)
  12. Mobli Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Nextdoor raises $60M to curb the crumbling of America’s neighborhoods (Venture Beat)
  14. Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott (Techcrunch)
  15. Quixey Raised $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Zillow Fills Out NYC Listings With $50M StreetEasy Acquisition, Plans Follow-On Offering Of 2.5M Shares For $228M (TechCrunch)
  17. Flipboard’s Mike McCue Confirms $50M Raise, Says Windows 8 App, More International Versions Coming By End Of Year (TechCrunch)
  18. WordPress parent company Automattic sees $50M investment from Tiger Global (Venturebeat)
  19. Glassdoor Closes $50M Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Foursquare’s New $41M Round Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for December 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,900,000,000 91 Wireless Baidu Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $1,100,000,000 Waze Google Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $258,000,000 Uber Google Ventures, TPG Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $200,000,000 AirWatch Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $150,000,000 MapMyFitness Under Armour Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $102,365,000 Truphone Roman Abramovich, Minden Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $90,000,000 Pulse LinkedIn Mobile & Apps Acquisition
8 $60,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $55,000,000 Lookout Deutsche Telekom Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $50,000,000 Chukong Technologies Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $50,000,000 Qwiki Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
12 $50,000,000 Flipboard Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $50,000,000 Snapchat Coatue Management Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $40,000,000 Shazam America Movil Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $35,000,000 Houzz Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $35,000,000 Foursquare DFJ Growth, Capital Group Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $30,000,000 Fitbit Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $30,000,000 Mozido Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $28,000,000 Moovit Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $25,000,000 Streetline Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Baidu Agrees To Buy Chinese Android App Distributor 91 Wireless For $1.9B (Techcrunch)
  2. Google Bought Waze For $1.1B, Giving A Social Data Boost To Its Mapping Business (Techcrunch)
  3. Uber Confirms That It Raised $258M From Google Ventures And TPG (Techcrunch)
  4. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  5. Under Armour Buys Mobile Workout Veteran MapMyFitness For $150M As It Looks To Keep Pace In Digital Fitness (TechCrunch)
  6. Roman Abramovich acquires a £70 million stake in Truphone (FinSMEs)
  7. LinkedIn Acquires Pulse for $90M (FinSMEs)
  8. Snapchat: self-destructing messaging app raises $60m in funding (Guardian)
  9. Cloud Security: Mobile Startup Lookout Gets $55M Led By Deutsche Telekom To Go Global & Target Enterprise (TechCrunch)
  10. Chukong Technologies Raises $50M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Yahoo Acquires Qwiki For Around $50 Million (Techcrunch)
  12. Exclusive: Flipboard raising another $50 million (CNN Money)
  13. Hedge Fund Invests $50M Into Snapchat (Forbes.com)
  14. Shazam Pulls In $40M From America Movil To Take On Latin America (Techcrunch)
  15. Home Remodeling Platform Houzz Raises $35M Series C Round Led By NEA And GGV Capital, Launches Paid Pro+ Accounts (Techcrunch)
  16. Foursquare bounces back with $35 million in new funding (The Verge)
  17. Fitness And Health Tracker Fitbit Is Raising $30M At A $300M-Plus Valuation (TechCrunch)
  18. Mozido Raises $30M (FinSMEs)
  19. Moovit Closes $28M Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Mobile Parking Service Streetline Grabs $25M From True Ventures, Qualcomm, Citi (Forbes)

Top 20 Media Deals for October 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
2 $600,000,000 TSL Education TPG Media Acquisition
3 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
4 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
5 $370,000,000 PPS Baidu Media Acquisition
6 $250,000,000 Washington Post Jeff Bezos Media Acquisition
7 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
8 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
9 $79,000,000 Quirky Consortium Media Investment
10 $70,000,000 Boston Globe/ New England Media Group John Henry Media Acquisition
11 $60,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
12 $60,000,000 Mobli Carlos Slim, América Móvil Media Investment
13 $57,000,000 Qunar Consortium Media Investment
14 $50,000,000 Automattic Tiger Global Media Investment
15 $50,000,000 StreetEasy Zillow Media Acquisition
16 $50,000,000 Flipboard Consortium Media Investment
17 $50,000,000 Quixey Consortium Media Investment
18 $41,000,000 Foursquare Undisclosed Media Investment
19 $40,000,000 Vox Media Accel Partners Media Investment
20 $37,000,000 Zomato Sequoia Capital, Info Edge Media Investment

More information

  1. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  2. TPG Buys TSL, Owner Of The TES Connect Education Network, For Around $600M (Techcrunch)
  3. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  4. Sogou Secured $448 million Investment from Tencent, will Merge Soso (Technode)
  5. Baidu Confirms $370M Purchase Of PPS, Underscoring Online Video’s Importance For Internet Companies Around The World (Techcrunch)
  6. Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M (TechCrunch)
  7. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  8. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Quirky Raises $79M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. The New York Times Company Sells The Boston Globe (And Related Properties) For $70M (TechCrunch)
  11. Nextdoor raises $60M to curb the crumbling of America’s neighborhoods (Venture Beat)
  12. Mobli Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott (Techcrunch)
  14. WordPress parent company Automattic sees $50M investment from Tiger Global (Venturebeat)
  15. Zillow Fills Out NYC Listings With $50M StreetEasy Acquisition, Plans Follow-On Offering Of 2.5M Shares For $228M (TechCrunch)
  16. Flipboard’s Mike McCue Confirms $50M Raise, Says Windows 8 App, More International Versions Coming By End Of Year (TechCrunch)
  17. Quixey Raised $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Foursquare’s New $41M Round Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation (Techcrunch)
  19. Vox Media raising $40M to invest in video content on SB Nation, The Verge, & Polygon (Venture Beat)
  20. Backed By Sequoia, Zomato Closes $37M Series D To Expand Its Restaurant Discovery Service Internationally (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for September 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Waze Google Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $350,000,000 MoPub Twitter Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $258,000,000 Uber Google Ventures, TPG Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $200,000,000 AirWatch Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $102,365,000 Truphone Roman Abramovich, Minden Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $90,000,000 Pulse LinkedIn Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $60,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $55,000,000 Lookout Deutsche Telekom Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $50,000,000 Qwiki Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $50,000,000 Flipboard Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $50,000,000 Chukong Technologies Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $45,000,000 Hotel Tonight Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $41,000,000 Foursquare Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $40,000,000 Shazam America Movil Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $35,000,000 Houzz Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $30,000,000 Fitbit Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $25,000,000 Streetline Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $25,000,000 AirWatch Accel, Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $25,000,000 Clinkle Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $24,000,000 Check Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Google Bought Waze For $1.1B, Giving A Social Data Boost To Its Mapping Business (Techcrunch)
  2. Twitter + MoPub: Twitter just bought the digital ad exchange it wanted (VentureBeat)
  3. Uber Confirms That It Raised $258M From Google Ventures And TPG (Techcrunch)
  4. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  5. Roman Abramovich acquires a £70 million stake in Truphone (FinSMEs)
  6. LinkedIn Acquires Pulse for $90M (FinSMEs)
  7. Snapchat: self-destructing messaging app raises $60m in funding (Guardian)
  8. Cloud Security: Mobile Startup Lookout Gets $55M Led By Deutsche Telekom To Go Global & Target Enterprise (TechCrunch)
  9. Yahoo Acquires Qwiki For Around $50 Million (Techcrunch)
  10. Flipboard’s Mike McCue Confirms $50M Raise, Says Windows 8 App, More International Versions Coming By End Of Year (TechCrunch)
  11. Chukong Technologies Raises $50M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Last-Minute Booking App HotelTonight Raises $45M With An Eye On Continued Global Expansion (TechCrunch)
  13. Foursquare’s New $41M Round Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation (Techcrunch)
  14. Shazam Pulls In $40M From America Movil To Take On Latin America (Techcrunch)
  15. Home Remodeling Platform Houzz Raises $35M Series C Round Led By NEA And GGV Capital, Launches Paid Pro+ Accounts (Techcrunch)
  16. Fitness And Health Tracker Fitbit Is Raising $30M At A $300M-Plus Valuation (TechCrunch)
  17. Mobile Parking Service Streetline Grabs $25M From True Ventures, Qualcomm, Citi (Forbes)
  18. Enterprise Mobility, BYOD Startup AirWatch Adds $25M From Accel To Take Its Series A Total To $225M, As It Preps For Acquisitions (Techcrunch)
  19. Clinkle Raises Celebrity-Filled $25M Round As It Gears Up To Eliminate The Physical Wallet (Techcrunch)
  20. Check Raises $24M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)