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Top 20 Media Deals for 2013

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$600,000,000TSL EducationTPGMediaAcquisition
3$586,000,000Sina WeiboAlibabaMediaInvestment
5$250,000,000Washington PostJeff BezosMediaAcquisition
8$70,000,000Boston Globe/ New England Media GroupJohn HenryMediaAcquisition
13$40,000,000Vox MediaAccel PartnersMediaInvestment
16$33,000,000AwesomenessTVDreamWorks Animation SKGMediaInvestment
17$30,000,000ScienceHearst VenturesMediaInvestment
19$26,000,000Maker StudiosConsortiumMediaInvestment

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  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)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$2,700,000,000SourcefireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$1,900,000,00091 WirelessBaiduMobile & AppsAcquisition
4$1,100,000,000WazeGoogleMobile & AppsAcquisition
5$710,000,000Mountain CablevisionRogers CommunicationsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$600,000,000TSL EducationTPGSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$485,723,000OgoneIngenicoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$475,000,000IntucellCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$403,000,000MakerBotStratasysHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$380,000,000TensilicaCadenceHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$370,000,000PPSBaiduSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$310,000,000UbiquisysCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$250,000,000Washington PostJeff BezosMediaAcquisition
15$198,630,000ISP DodoM2 TelecommunicationsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$155,000,000SkyfireOperaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$136,000,000BankLinkMYOB Finance NZSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$125,000,000Channel IntelligenceGoogleMarketingAcquisition
19$120,000,000mFoundryFISSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$120,000,000NexGen StorageFusion-ioHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

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  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)