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Top 20 Media Deals for 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 $250,000,000 Washington Post Jeff Bezos Media Acquisition
6 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
7 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
8 $70,000,000 Boston Globe/ New England Media Group John Henry Media Acquisition
9 $60,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
10 $57,000,000 Qunar Consortium Media Investment
11 $50,000,000 StreetEasy Zillow Media Acquisition
12 $50,000,000 Quixey Consortium Media Investment
13 $40,000,000 Vox Media Accel Partners Media Investment
14 $35,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment
15 $35,000,000 Outbrain Consortium Media Investment
16 $33,000,000 AwesomenessTV DreamWorks Animation SKG Media Investment
17 $30,000,000 Science Hearst Ventures Media Investment
18 $26,000,000 PlayOn! Consortium Media Investment
19 $26,000,000 Maker Studios Consortium Media Investment
20 $25,000,000 TuneIn Consortium 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. Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M (TechCrunch)
  6. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  7. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. The New York Times Company Sells The Boston Globe (And Related Properties) For $70M (TechCrunch)
  9. Nextdoor raises $60M to curb the crumbling of America’s neighborhoods (Venture Beat)
  10. Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott (Techcrunch)
  11. Zillow Fills Out NYC Listings With $50M StreetEasy Acquisition, Plans Follow-On Offering Of 2.5M Shares For $228M (TechCrunch)
  12. Quixey Raised $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Vox Media raising $40M to invest in video content on SB Nation, The Verge, & Polygon (Venture Beat)
  14. Bill Gates, Benchmark And More Pour $35M Into ResearchGate, The Social Network For Scientists (Techcrunch)
  15. Content Recommendation Service (And Rumored IPO Candidate) Outbrain Raises Another $35M (TechCrunch)
  16. DreamWorks Animation SKG Acquires AwesomenessTV for $33,000,000 (Xconomy)
  17. Science Inc. Gets $30M From Hearst (Socal Tech)
  19. Maker Studios Raises $26M in Second Tranche of Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. TuneIn Raises $25M Round Led By IVP, Already Surpassed 1B Listening Hours This Year (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Acquisitions for July 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,700,000,000 Sourcefire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $1,900,000,000 91 Wireless Baidu Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
4 $1,100,000,000 Waze Google Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $710,000,000 Mountain Cablevision Rogers Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $600,000,000 Neolane Adobe Marketing Acquisition
7 $600,000,000 TSL Education TPG Software & Services Acquisition
8 $485,723,000 Ogone Ingenico Software & Services Acquisition
9 $475,000,000 Intucell Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $403,000,000 MakerBot Stratasys Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $380,000,000 Tensilica Cadence Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $370,000,000 PPS Baidu Software & Services Acquisition
13 $310,000,000 Ubiquisys Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $250,000,000 Washington Post Jeff Bezos Media Acquisition
15 $198,630,000 ISP Dodo M2 Telecommunications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $155,000,000 Skyfire Opera Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $136,000,000 BankLink MYOB Finance NZ Software & Services Acquisition
18 $125,000,000 Channel Intelligence Google Marketing Acquisition
19 $120,000,000 mFoundry FIS Software & Services Acquisition
20 $120,000,000 NexGen Storage Fusion-io Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Acquires Cybersecurity Company Sourcefire For $2.7B (Techcrunch)
  2. Baidu Agrees To Buy Chinese Android App Distributor 91 Wireless For $1.9B (Techcrunch)
  3. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  4. Google Bought Waze For $1.1B, Giving A Social Data Boost To Its Mapping Business (Techcrunch)
  5. Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw (Techcrunch)
  6. Adobe Acquires Conversational Marketing Platform Neolane For $600M In Cash To Bolster Its Marketing Cloud (Techcrunch)
  7. TPG Buys TSL, Owner Of The TES Connect Education Network, For Around $600M (Techcrunch)
  8. Ingenico Agrees To Acquire European Online Payment Services Provider, Ogone, For €360M To Build Out Multi-Channel Payments Strategy (Techcrunch)
  9. Cisco acquires Intucell for US$475m (SiliconRepublic)
  10. Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot In $403M Deal, Combined Company Will Likely Dominate 3D Printing Industry (Techcrunch)
  11. Cadence to Acquire Tensilica (Market Wire)
  12. Baidu Confirms $370M Purchase Of PPS, Underscoring Online Video’s Importance For Internet Companies Around The World (Techcrunch)
  13. Cisco Is Buying Ubiquisys For $310M For A Big Move Into Mobile Coverage With Femtocells And Small Cells (Techcrunch)
  14. Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M (TechCrunch)
  15. M2 Telecommunications acquires ISP Dodo for A$203.9m and junior telco Eftel for A$44.1m, 5*FY14 EBITDA (Australian Technology Transactions)
  16. Opera buys Skyfire for $155M to trim carriers’ mobile video burden
  17. MYOB acquires NZ firm for $136m (The Channel)
  18. Google Acquires Channel Intelligence For $125M To Boost Product Referrals And E-Commerce With Users (Techcrunch)
  19. Mobile Banking And Payment Startup mFoundry Sold To FIS For $120M On $165M Valuation (Techcrunch)
  20. Fusion-io Acquires NexGen Storage for $120M (FinSMEs)