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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

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  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

More information

  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)
  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)

Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure 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 $600,000,000 NIO Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
3 $456,000,000 PlusServer BC Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $400,000,000 Microvast Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
5 $240,000,000 Royole Corporation Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $200,000,000 vXchnge Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $200,000,000 Future Mobility Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
8 $200,000,000 View TIAA, BlackRock Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
9 $180,000,000 Mobvoi Inc. Volkswagen Group Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
10 $170,000,000 Casper Target Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $159,388,530 Alticom Cellnex Telecom Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $159,000,000 Nauto Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $155,834,400 Microscan Systems Omron Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $145,484,824 3G Mobile Blue Label Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $141,000,000 Robopolis iRobot Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $140,000,000 Proterra Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $130,000,000 LeddarTech Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $109,000,000 Ring Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
19 $103,000,000 B10 Data Centre Keppel DC Singapore 4 Pte. Ltd. Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $100,000,000 Cambricon Technologies Corporation Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. China’s Largest Chipmaker Secures $22 Billion to Expand Globally (Bloomberg)
  2. Tencent, Baidu Lead $600M Round In Chinese Electric Vehicle Maker NIO (China Money Network)
  3. GoDaddy sells PlusServer for $456M, kills off its AWS-style cloud services (TechCrunch)
  4. CITIC Securities Leads $400M Round In EV Battery Maker Microvast (China money network)
  5. Royole Corporation Raises $800M USD in Series D Funding (PR Newswire)
  6. vXchnge Secures $200 Million to Fuel Data Center Growth (Cellular News)
  7. China Dealbook: FMC raises $200m; Qiming leads $20m in New Horizon (Deal street asia)
  8. Milpitas ‘smart glass’ startup raises $200M to take on the real estate world (Silicon Valley Business Journals)
  9. Volkswagen invests $180m in Google-backed Chinese startup Mobvoi Inc. (Deal Street Asia)
  10. Casper, Mattress Maker, Raises $170 Million and Plans I.P.O. (Rightrelevance)
  11. Cellnex Telecom Acquires Tower Operator Alticom for €133 million (The Fast Mode)
  12. Nauto raises $159M to fuel expansion of its autonomous driving data platform (TechCrunch)
  13. Spectris Sells Microscan Systems Unit To Omron For GBP120 Million (Interactive Investor)
  14. Blue Label to buy 3G Mobile for R1.9bn (Tech Central)
  15. iRobot to acquire its biggest European distributor for $141M (TechCrunch )
  16. This electric bus company just raised $140 million (TechCrunch)
  17. LeddarTech raises $130 mln to advance sensors for self-driving cars (PE HUB)
  18. Ring raises $109M to help build safer neighbourhoods, sights still set on IPO (TechCrunch)
  19. Keppel DC REIT acquires European data center for $103m (DataCenterNews)
  20. China’s State Development & Investment Corp Leads $100M Round In AI Chip Maker Cambricon (China Money Network)