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Top 20 Media Deals for December 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
2 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
3 $200,000,000 Mogujie Consortium Media Investment
4 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
5 $160,000,000 Automattic Consortium Media Investment
6 $80,000,000 Quora Consortium Media Investment
7 $54,000,000 Doximity Consortium Media Investment
8 $50,000,000 Nerd Corps DHX Media Media Acquisition
9 $50,000,000 Reddit Consortium Media Investment
10 $50,000,000 Buzzfeed Andreessen Horowitz Media Investment
11 $40,000,000 Pheed Mobli Media Acquisition
12 $40,000,000 Genius Dan Gilbert, Andreessen Horowitz Media Investment
13 $40,000,000 Hungama Bessemer Venture Partners, Intel Capital Media Investment
14 $40,000,000 Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, Reddit Media Investment
15 $39,000,000 Answers Corp. Undisclosed Media Investment
16 $36,000,000 SmartNews Gree Media Investment
17 $34,000,000 Aereo Himalaya Capital Management, Gordon Crawford Media Investment
18 $30,000,000 Rong360 Sequoia Capital China Media Investment
19 $30,000,000 CPXi Business Development Corporation of America Media Investment
20 $25,000,000 Change.org Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  2. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  3. Social Shopping Platform Mogujie Raises $200 million Funding at a Valuation of $1 billion (TechNode)
  4. Social bulletin board Pinterest raises $200M with a $5B valuation (updated) (VentureBeat)
  5. Automattic Raises $160M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Quora collects $80 million in funding (CNET)
  7. Doximity Closes $54M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. DHX Media to buy Nerd Corp for about $50 million (Reuters)
  9. Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise (TechCrunch)
  10. Hope you’re having a good weekend. BuzzFeed certainly is, with $50M in A16Z money (Venture Beat)
  11. Launch To Exit In 18 Months: Pheed Acquired For $40M (FinSMEs)
  12. Rap Genius Raises $40M, Changes Name To Genius, Launches Embeddable Annotations (TechCrunch)
  13. Hungama raises $40M led by Bessemer Venture Partners (VC Circle)
  14. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  15. Answers Corp. group raises $39 million for new fund (St.Louis Biz Journal)
  16. Gree leads $36M investment in Japan’s SmartNews (Tech In Asia)
  17. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  18. Sequoia Leads Investment in Rongo360’s Series B Financing (Asia) (EMPEA)
  19. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Change.org Closes $25M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
2 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
3 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
4 $200,000,000 Mogujie Consortium Media Investment
5 $160,000,000 Automattic Consortium Media Investment
6 $80,000,000 Quora Consortium Media Investment
7 $54,000,000 Doximity Consortium Media Investment
8 $50,000,000 Buzzfeed Andreessen Horowitz Media Investment
9 $40,000,000 Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, Reddit Media Investment
10 $40,000,000 Genius Dan Gilbert, Andreessen Horowitz Media Investment
11 $40,000,000 Hungama Bessemer Venture Partners, Intel Capital Media Investment
12 $36,000,000 SmartNews Gree Media Investment
13 $34,000,000 Aereo Himalaya Capital Management, Gordon Crawford Media Investment
14 $30,000,000 CPXi Business Development Corporation of America Media Investment
15 $30,000,000 Rong360 Sequoia Capital China Media Investment
16 $25,000,000 Path Consortium Media Investment
17 $25,000,000 Tastemade Consortium Media Investment
18 $25,000,000 Zealot Consortium Media Investment
19 $25,000,000 Trustpilot Consortium Media Investment
20 $22,000,000 Zhihu SAIF Media Investment

More information

  1. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  2. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  3. Social bulletin board Pinterest raises $200M with a $5B valuation (updated) (VentureBeat)
  4. Social Shopping Platform Mogujie Raises $200 million Funding at a Valuation of $1 billion (TechNode)
  5. Automattic Raises $160M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Quora collects $80 million in funding (CNET)
  7. Doximity Closes $54M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Hope you’re having a good weekend. BuzzFeed certainly is, with $50M in A16Z money (Venture Beat)
  9. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  10. Rap Genius Raises $40M, Changes Name To Genius, Launches Embeddable Annotations (TechCrunch)
  11. Hungama raises $40M led by Bessemer Venture Partners (VC Circle)
  12. Gree leads $36M investment in Japan’s SmartNews (Tech In Asia)
  13. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  14. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Sequoia Leads Investment in Rongo360’s Series B Financing (Asia) (EMPEA)
  16. Path Closes $25M Series C Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  17. Tastemade Raises $25M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. DANNY ZAPPIN’S NEW VENTURE – ZEALOT NETWORKS, INC – SECURES $25 MILLION IN FUNDING (Zealot)
  19. Trustpilot Raises $25M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Quora-like Service Zhihu Raises $22mn Series B Funding Led by SAIF (TechNode)

Top 20 North American Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
3 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
5 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
10 $1,500,000,000 Airwatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
11 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
12 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
14 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
15 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
16 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
17 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
19 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
20 $500,000,000 Skybox Imaging Google Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  3. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  4. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  5. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  6. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  7. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  8. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  9. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  10. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  11. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  12. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  13. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  14. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  15. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  16. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  17. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  18. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  19. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  20. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)

Top 20 Acquisitions for August 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
2 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
3 $658,969,500 Wotif Expedia Transactions Acquisition
4 $613,872,000 Tele2 Teliasonera Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
7 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
8 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
9 $500,000,000 Skybox Imaging Google Software & Services Acquisition
10 $475,000,000 Renesas SP Drivers Synaptics Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $390,000,000 RelateIQ Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
12 $360,000,000 Check Intuit Mobile & Apps Acquisition
13 $337,000,000 Quintiq Dassualt Systemes Software & Services Acquisition
14 $328,500,000 ISSC Technologies Corporation Microchip Technology Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
16 $235,000,000 Adconion Amobee Marketing Acquisition
17 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
18 $200,000,000 Cyvera Palo Alto Networks Software & Services Acquisition
19 $200,000,000 Viator TripAdvisor Transactions Acquisition
20 $175,000,000 Inktank Red Hat Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  2. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  3. Expedia, Inc. Announces Agreement To Acquire Wotif Group (The Wall Street Journal)
  4. Teliasonera acquires Tele2 Norway for €450 million after regulatory “failure” (European Communications)
  5. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  6. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  7. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  8. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  9. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)
  10. Synaptics announces acquisition of Japan’s Renesas SP Drivers (The China Post)
  11. Salesforce acquisition of RelateIQ a CRM game-changer (Investment News)
  12. Intuit Buys Check App for $360 Million (Fox Business)
  13. Dassualt Systemes to acquire Dutch firm Quintiq for $337 million (The Economic Times)
  14. Microchip Technology about to acquire Taiwanese tech company for $328.5M (Phoenix Business Journal)
  15. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  16. Amobee Buys Adconion For $235M And Kontera For $150M In Consolidation Play (TechCrunch)
  17. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  18. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  19. Travel Site TripAdvisor To Acquire Viator For Approximately $200M (Forbes)
  20. Inktank Acquired For $175M By Red Hat (Socaltech)