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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)

Top 20 Media Deals for September 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 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
13 $150,000,000 Funimation Sony Pictures Television Media Acquisition
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. Pinterest raises $150 mln, valuing photo-sharing app at $12.3 bln: Reuters (PE HUB )
  13. Sony Pictures TV Networks to Acquire Funimation, Valuing Anime Distributor at $150 Million (Variety – Digital )
  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)

Top 20 Rest of the World Deals for September 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $650,000,000 Souq.com Amazon Transactions Acquisition
2 $635,000,000 Plarium.com Aristocrat Technologies, Inc Games Acquisition
3 $145,484,824 3G Mobile Blue Label Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $125,000,000 STARZ PLAY Undisclosed Media Investment
5 $125,000,000 Croosing Ramot Media Investment
6 $103,000,000 GetSmarter 2U Inc. Transactions Acquisition
7 $100,000,000 Cloudyn Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
8 $100,000,000 Advanced Vision Technology Danaher Software & Services Acquisition
9 $100,000,000 99 SoftBank Transactions Investment
10 $100,000,000 99 Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $94,457,088 Teraco Data Environments Barclays Investment Bank Software & Services Investment
12 $91,000,000 Golan Telecom Electra Consumer Products Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $80,000,000 Rounds Kik Mobile & Apps Acquisition
14 $69,000,000 takealot.com Naspers Ecommerce Investment
15 $65,000,000 Innoviz Technologies Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $65,000,000 Elastifile Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $60,000,000 Valens Semiconductor Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $56,000,000 AppsFlyer Consortium Marketing Investment
19 $56,000,000 TopTix SeatGeek Software & Services Acquisition
20 $50,000,000 Oryx Vision Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. Amazon to acquire Souq, a Middle East clone once valued at $1B, for $650M (TechCrunch)
  2. Aristocrat buys Israeli gaming company Plarium for $635 million (SMH)
  3. Blue Label to buy 3G Mobile for R1.9bn (Tech Central)
  4. MIDDLE EASTERN ON-DEMAND VIDEO STREAMING SERVICE RECEIVE US$125 MILLION IN FUNDING (Startup MGZN)
  5. The Isreali startup Croosing raised $125 million to upgrade our links (Geektime)
  6. 2U Acquires GetSmarter for $103 Million to Add Short-Course Offerings (EdSurge)
  7. Report: Microsoft to buy security firm Hexadite for $100M as Cloudyn still in progress (TechCrunch)
  8. Danaher Buys Israel’s AVT For $100M (NoCamels)
  9. SoftBank adds Brazil’s 99 to its ridesharing portfolio with a $100 million investment (TechCrunch)
  10. China’s Didi looks to Latin America with $100M investment in Brazil-based Uber rival 99 (TechCrunch)
  11. Teraco raises R1.2 billion for expansion (It news africa)
  12. Electra Acquires Golan Telecom For $91 Million (News18)
  13. Kik snaps up video chat app maker Rounds for a reported $60-$80 million (TechCrunch)
  14. Naspers Invests $69 Million Into South African E-Commerce Business Takealot, Takes Its Shareholding To Over 50% (iAfrican)
  15. LiDAR maker Innoviz raises $65M from Delphi, Magna and more (TechCrunch)
  16. File software-flinger Elastifile stretches funding further to $65m (The Register)
  17. Israeli car chip co Valens raises $60m (Globes)
  18. AppsFlyer Raises $56M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Ticketing Startup SeatGeek Acquires Software Company TopTix for $56 Million (Fortune)
  20. Israeli Start Up Raises $50 Million For Lidar Sensing Technology In Self Driving Cars (Forbes)

Top 20 Asia & Pacific Deals for September 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 $1,530,000,000 iQiyi Consortium Media Investment
6 $1,500,000,000 Flipkart SoftBank Ecommerce Investment
7 $1,400,000,000 Paytm SoftBank Transactions Investment
8 $1,400,000,000 Flipkart Tencent Holdings, eBay, Microsoft Ecommerce Investment
9 $1,400,000,000 eBay India Flipkart Ecommerce Acquisition
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 Ele.me Consortium Transactions Investment
13 $1,000,000,000 Toutiao CCB International, Sequoia Capital Media Investment
14 $1,000,000,000 Flipkart SoftBank Ecommerce Investment
15 $700,000,000 Ofo Consortium Transactions Investment
16 $613,851,385 Tian Tian Express Suning Commerce Group Transactions Acquisition
17 $600,000,000 NIO Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $600,000,000 Mobike Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $579,400,000 Yixin Capital Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $550,000,000 Sea Limited Consortium Games Investment

More information

  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)
  5. Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion (TechCrunch)
  6. SoftBank’s Vision Fund backs Flipkart in record India tech investment (TechCrunch)
  7. Paytm raises $1.4 billion from Softbank, valuation jumps to over $8 billion (The Economic Times)
  8. Flipkart lands $1.4B from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent as India online retail battle with Amazon continues (Geekwire)
  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. Ele.me Secures over $1 Billion in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. China: News app Toutiao nabs $1b from Sequoia, CCB International at $11b valuation (Deal Street Asia)
  14. SoftBank Fund Is Said to Invest $2.5 Billion in Flipkart (Bloomberg)
  15. Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo raises $700M led by Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  16. Suning Commerce Group to buy Tiantian Express for 4.25 billion yuan (China Daily )
  17. Tencent, Baidu Lead $600M Round In Chinese Electric Vehicle Maker NIO (China Money Network)
  18. China’s Mobike raises $600M to expand its bikes on-demand service worldwide (TechCrunch)
  19. Yixin Capital raises $579.4m from Tencent, others (Deal Street Asia)
  20. Garena Rebrands as Sea After Raising $550 Million in New Funding (Bloomberg)