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Top 20 Investment Deals for October 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $22,000,000,000 Tsinghua Unigroup China Development Bank Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
2 $5,500,000,000 Didi Chuxing Consortium Transactions Investment
3 $2,500,000,000 Grab Didi Chuxing, SoftBank Transactions Investment
4 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
5 $2,000,000,000 Ola Consortium Transactions Investment
6 $1,530,000,000 iQiyi Consortium Media Investment
7 $1,500,000,000 Flipkart SoftBank Ecommerce Investment
8 $1,400,000,000 Paytm SoftBank Transactions Investment
9 $1,400,000,000 Flipkart Tencent Holdings, eBay, Microsoft Ecommerce Investment
10 $1,200,000,000 Go-Jek Tencent Holdings Transactions Investment
11 $1,100,000,000 Koubei.com Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $1,000,000,000 Fanatics SoftBank Transactions Investment
13 $1,000,000,000 Flipkart SoftBank Ecommerce Investment
14 $1,000,000,000 Ele.me Consortium Transactions Investment
15 $1,000,000,000 Toutiao CCB International, Sequoia Capital Media Investment
16 $800,000,000 Verily Temasek Holdings Software & Services Investment
17 $700,000,000 Ofo Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $600,000,000 Mobike Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $600,000,000 Lyft Undisclosed Transactions Investment
20 $600,000,000 NIO Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

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  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. Uber Rival Grab Raises $2.5 Billion From SoftBank Group and Didi Chuxing (Inc)
  4. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
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  6. Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion (TechCrunch)
  7. SoftBank’s Vision Fund backs Flipkart in record India tech investment (TechCrunch)
  8. Paytm raises $1.4 billion from Softbank, valuation jumps to over $8 billion (The Economic Times)
  9. Flipkart lands $1.4B from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent as India online retail battle with Amazon continues (Geekwire)
  10. Indonesia’s Uber rival Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion led by Tencent at a $3 billion valuation (TechCrunch)
  11. Alibaba’s local commerce platform, Koubei, raises $1.1 billion (TechCrunch)
  12. Given an assist, sports e-commerce giant Fanatics closes that $1 billion round led by SoftBank (TechCrunch)
  13. SoftBank Fund Is Said to Invest $2.5 Billion in Flipkart (Bloomberg)
  14. Ele.me Secures over $1 Billion in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. China: News app Toutiao nabs $1b from Sequoia, CCB International at $11b valuation (Deal Street Asia)
  16. Alphabet’s health-tech company Verily gets $800 million from Singapore investment firm Temasek (VentureBeat)
  17. Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo raises $700M led by Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  18. China’s Mobike raises $600M to expand its bikes on-demand service worldwide (TechCrunch)
  19. Lyft raises $600 million (CNBC)
  20. Tencent, Baidu Lead $600M Round In Chinese Electric Vehicle Maker NIO (China Money Network)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for October 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,350,000,000 Chewy.com PetSmart Ecommerce Acquisition
2 $1,500,000,000 Flipkart SoftBank Ecommerce Investment
3 $1,400,000,000 Flipkart Tencent Holdings, eBay, Microsoft Ecommerce Investment
4 $1,400,000,000 eBay India Flipkart Ecommerce Acquisition
5 $1,000,000,000 Flipkart SoftBank Ecommerce Investment
6 $325,000,000 Peloton Consortium Ecommerce Investment
7 $310,000,000 Bonobos Walmart Ecommerce Acquisition
8 $280,000,000 BigBasket Consortium Ecommerce Investment
9 $250,000,000 Magento Commerce Hillhouse Capital Group Ecommerce Investment
10 $177,000,000 Paytm Ecommerce Alibaba Group, SAIF Partners Ecommerce Investment
11 $140,000,000 James Allen Francisco Partners Ecommerce Investment
12 $140,000,000 Skip Hop Carter’s Ecommerce Acquisition
13 $106,795,000 Picnic Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $95,448,600 Click Energy Click Energy Pty Ltd Ecommerce Acquisition
15 $71,000,000 Flipkart Naspers Ecommerce Investment
16 $70,000,000 ShoeBuy Jet.com Ecommerce Acquisition
17 $69,000,000 takealot.com Naspers Ecommerce Investment
18 $65,000,000 Spring Inc Consortium Ecommerce Investment
19 $53,000,000 Epet.com IDG Capital Partners Ecommerce Investment
20 $51,000,000 Moosejaw Walmart Ecommerce Acquisition

More information

  1. PetSmart is acquiring Chewy.com for $3.35 billion in the largest e-commerce acquisition ever (Recode)
  2. SoftBank’s Vision Fund backs Flipkart in record India tech investment (TechCrunch)
  3. Flipkart lands $1.4B from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent as India online retail battle with Amazon continues (Geekwire)
  4. Flipkart lands $1.4B from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent as India online retail battle with Amazon continues (Geekwire)
  5. SoftBank Fund Is Said to Invest $2.5 Billion in Flipkart (Bloomberg)
  6. Peloton Closes $325M Series E Financing (Business Wire)
  7. Walmart to buy Bonobos for $310M as it doubles down on fashion (TechCrunch)
  8. Bigbasket Raising Whopping $280 Mn in Series E Round Led By Paytm Mall and Alibaba (Indian Web 2 )
  9. Magento Commerce scores $250 mln from Hillhouse (PE HUB)
  10. Alibaba takes lead in India’s Paytm Ecommerce with fresh $177m funding (Tech In Asia)
  11. James Allen Owner Receives $140 Million Investment (JCK)
  12. BRIEF-Carter’s acquires Skip Hop Holdings for $140 mln in cash (Reuters)
  13. Dutch grocery delivery startup Picnic picks up historic €100mm funding round after only 1.5 years (The Next Web)
  14. Click Energy IPO pre-empted by $120m acquisition by Amaysim (AFR)
  15. Naspers Invests $71 Mn In Flipkart To Take Holdings Up To 16.5% (Inc42)
  16. Jet.com Grabs ShoeBuy for $70M as Walmart Expands E-Commerce Arsenal (Xconomy)
  17. Naspers Invests $69 Million Into South African E-Commerce Business Takealot, Takes Its Shareholding To Over 50% (iAfrican)
  18. Fidelity is betting $65 million that the Spring app can be a department store of the future (Recode)
  19. China Digest: IDG leads $53m funding in Epet.com; Kaitai backs Niuniuqiche (Deal Street Asia)
  20. Walmart acquires outdoor retailer Moosejaw for $51 million (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Marketing Deals for October 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 $156,000,000 Centerfield Media H.I.G. Growth Partners Marketing Investment
4 $145,000,000 SpotX RTL Group Marketing Acquisition
5 $140,000,000 Zeta Global Franklin Square Capital Partners Marketing Investment
6 $95,000,000 MDC Partners Goldman Sachs Marketing Investment
7 $90,000,000 IMS New Media Group Consortium Marketing Investment
8 $75,000,000 CallRail Leaders Fund, Sageview Capital Marketing Investment
9 $65,000,000 Demandbase Consortium Marketing Investment
10 $64,000,000 Segment Consortium Marketing Investment
11 $60,000,000 Acrolinx GENUI Partners Marketing Acquisition
12 $60,000,000 Branch Metrics Consortium Marketing Investment
13 $56,000,000 AppsFlyer Consortium Marketing Investment
14 $50,000,000 Appboy Consortium Marketing Investment
15 $50,000,000 Placester New Enterprise Associates Marketing Investment
16 $47,000,000 SimilarWeb Consortium Marketing Investment
17 $40,000,000 Xiaoshouyi Consortium Marketing Investment
18 $35,828,700 SendinBlue Partech Ventures Marketing Investment
19 $35,000,000 Bluecore Consortium Marketing Investment
20 $35,000,000 Playbuzz 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. Centerfield Secures $156 Million in Financing And Acquires Performance Marketing Leader Qology Direct (Multi Channel News)
  4. RTL to fully acquire video outfit SpotX in $145m deal as part of accelerated adtech strategy (The Drum)
  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. China’s IMS New Media Group secures $90m in series C round (Deal Street Asia)
  8. Marketing analytics firm CallRail raises $75 million at $160 million valuation (SLIDESHOW) – Atlanta Business Chronicle (Business Journals)
  9. B2B targeted marketing platform Demandbase raises $65 million (Venture Beat)
  10. Marketing data startup Segment raises $64M (TechCrunch)
  11. Acrolinx: Majority acquisition and growth financing by GENUI of $ 60 million to expand global business expansion (Aktiencheck)
  12. Deep-linking startup Branch raised $60 million from Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures (TechCrunch)
  13. AppsFlyer Raises $56M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  14. Appboy Raises $50 Million in Funding Round Led by ICONIQ Capital To Accelerate Growth (PRNewswire)
  15. Placester Raises $50M Series D Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  16. SimilarWeb raises $47M at valuation approaching $800M to take on Nielsen in digital market intel (TechCrunch)
  17. Tencent Leads $40M Investment In Salesforce Copycat Xiaoshouyi (China Money Network)
  18. Digital marketing startup SendinBlue raises €30 million from Partech Ventures (Tech.eu )
  19. Bluecore marketing automation platform raises $35 million in Series C (TechCrunch)
  20. Disney Invests More in Interactive-Content Startup Playbuzz as Part of $35 Million Round (Variety)

Top 20 Media Deals for October 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 $1,000,000,000 Toutiao CCB International, Sequoia Capital Media Investment
5 $450,000,000 Vice Media TPG (formerly Texas Pacific Group) Media Investment
6 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
7 $200,000,000 reddit Consortium Media Investment
8 $174,000,000 Le Young Pictures Undisclosed Media Investment
9 $169,500,000 SoundCloud The Raine Group, Temasek Holdings Media Investment
10 $151,000,000 QingTing FM Undisclosed Media Investment
11 $150,000,000 Zuoyebang Consortium Media Investment
12 $150,000,000 Funimation Sony Pictures Television Media Acquisition
13 $150,000,000 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
14 $145,751,350 Shanghai Xiongmao Huyu Wenhua Undisclosed Media Investment
15 $133,000,000 iflix Consortium Media Investment
16 $125,000,000 STARZ PLAY Undisclosed Media Investment
17 $125,000,000 Croosing Ramot Media Investment
18 $110,000,000 Viu Temasek Holdings, Hony Capital Media Investment
19 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
20 $90,000,000 iflix 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. China: News app Toutiao nabs $1b from Sequoia, CCB International at $11b valuation (Deal Street Asia)
  5. Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO (TechCrunch)
  6. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  7. Reddit raised $200 million in funding and is now valued at $1.8 billion (Recode)
  8. Le Young Pictures, a video firm established by LeEco founder’s wife raises US$174 million series A (Next Unicorn)
  9. SoundCloud saved by emergency funding as CEO steps aside (TechCrunch)
  10. China’s leading online radio platform Qingting.fm lands USD 151M, & more (Alltechasia)
  11. Chinese homework helper app Zuoyebang closes $150m series C (Deal Street Asia)
  12. Sony Pictures TV Networks to Acquire Funimation, Valuing Anime Distributor at $150 Million (Variety – Digital )
  13. Pinterest raises $150 mln, valuing photo-sharing app at $12.3 bln: Reuters (PE HUB )
  14. Wang Sicong’s panda live by 1 billion yuan B round of financing to expand the contents of pan-entertainment (Zaobao)
  15. Iflix raises $133M for its Netflix-style service for emerging markets (TechCrunch)
  16. MIDDLE EASTERN ON-DEMAND VIDEO STREAMING SERVICE RECEIVE US$125 MILLION IN FUNDING (Startup MGZN)
  17. The Isreali startup Croosing raised $125 million to upgrade our links (Geektime)
  18. Viu gets $110m backing for Asia’s streaming war (TechInAsia)
  19. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  20. iflix raises $90M to expand its Netflix alternative to more emerging markets (TechCrunch)