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Top 20 Media Deals for September 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
4$343,000,000Business InsiderAxel SpringerMediaAcquisition
5$200,000,000Vox Media NBCUniversalMediaInvestment
6$200,000,000BuzzFeedNBC UniversalMediaInvestment
7$193,600,000China Business News AlibabaMediaInvestment
8$186,000,000lynda.com ConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$176,946,810UnrulyNews CorpMediaInvestment
10$128,000,000LeTV SportsYunfeng Capital, Wanda InvestmentMediaInvestment
12$100,000,000Internet Media ServicesSony Pictures TVMediaInvestment
13$100,000,000ViralNovaZealot NetworksMediaAcquisition
14$100,000,000Saavn ConsortiumMediaInvestment
18$60,000,000Kobalt ConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$60,000,000Believe DigitalConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$57,000,000Medium ConsortiumMediaInvestment

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  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  3. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  4. Axel Springer Acquires Business Insider (Quartz)
  5. Vox Media Receives $200M Equity Investment from NBCUniversal (FinSMEs)
  6. BuzzFeed expands into TV and movies with $200M NBCUniversal investment (VentureBeat)
  7. China Business News Receives $193.6M Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  8. lynda.com Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  9. News Corp. to Buy Unruly for up to £114M (FinSMEs)
  10. Alibaba founder Jack Ma leads $128M investment in live-streaming sports site (Tech In Asia)
  11. Nextdoor Raises $110M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Sony Pictures TV Buys $100M Stake In IMS, Ad Partner To Apple, Twitter And More In LatAm (TechCrunch)
  13. Zealot Networks Buys ViralNova’s Clickbait For $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  14. Saavn Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Trustpilot Raises $73.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Flipagram Closes $70M Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Jaunt Raises $65M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Believe Digital Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Medium Raises $57M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Marketing Deals for September 2013

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
3$125,000,000Channel IntelligenceGoogleMarketingAcquisition
4$119,000,000Aggregate KnowledgeNeustarMarketingAcquisition
6$68,000,000Brand NetworksAEA InvestorsMarketingInvestment
8$50,000,000Extreme ReachSpectrum EquityMarketingInvestment
10$38,000,000MarketShareFTV Capital, Elevation PartnersMarketingInvestment
11$30,000,000Alloy DigitalABS Capital PartnersMarketingInvestment
12$30,000,000Relationship ScienceConsortiumMarketingInvestment
13$30,000,000HearsaySequoia Capital, New Enterprise AssociatesMarketingInvestment
14$21,200,000TubeMogulDigital Advertising Consortium, OmnibusMarketingInvestment
19$15,000,000PersadoBain Capital Ventures, TL CapitolMarketingInvestment

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  1. Adobe Acquires Conversational Marketing Platform Neolane For $600M In Cash To Bolster Its Marketing Cloud (Techcrunch)
  2. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  3. Google Acquires Channel Intelligence For $125M To Boost Product Referrals And E-Commerce With Users (Techcrunch)
  4. Neustar Buys Ad-Tech Firm Aggregate Knowledge for $119 Million (Mashable)
  5. Real-time Ad Bidding Platform AppNexus Raises $75M In Series D Funding (Techcrunch)
  6. Aiming To Be A One-Stop Shop For Social Marketing, Brand Networks Raises $68M In Its First Funding (Techcrunch)
  7. Another AdTech IPO? Videology Lands $60M From Catalyst, Comcast & Others As Online Video-Ad Market Booms (Techcrunch)
  8. Extreme Reach Receives $50M Investment from Spectrum Equity (FinSMEs)
  9. BrightEdge Raises $42.8M For Content Marketing And SEO (Techcrunch)
  10. MarketShare Raises $38M (FinSMEs)
  11. Alloy Digital raises $30m (C21 Media)
  13. Hearsay Social Raises Another $30M To Help Businesses Grow Sales Through Social Media (TechCrunch)
  14. TubeMogul Raises $21.2M; Launches in Japan (FinSMEs)
  15. iPinYou Raises US$20M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Sailthru Raises $19M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Spredfast Raises $18M in Venture Capital (FinSMEs)
  18. SendUs launches with $17M to help brands harness user videos
  19. Persado Gets $15M Led By Bain To Persuade The Ad World To Turn To Their Persuasion Marketing Technology (Techcrunch)
  20. Taboola Completes $15M Series D Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Deals for June 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$5,000,000,000Aegis GroupDentsuMarketingAcquisition
3$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$4,300,000,000AribaSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$2,600,000,000LogicaCGISoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$2,500,000,000Elpida MemoryMicron TechnologyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$2,400,000,000Quest SoftwareDellSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$1,700,000,000Cable & Wireless WorldwideVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$1,300,000,000Jupiter Shop ChannelBain CapitalEcommerceAcquisition
14$1,260,000,000Nicira NetworksVMwareHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$1,200,000,000YammerMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$1,000,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
17$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$670,000,000Merchant e-SolutionsCieloSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Stalls In Public Debut After Record $16B In IPO (Bloomberg)
  2. Japanese ad giant Dentsu buys Aegis for £3.16 bn (Yahoo)
  3. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  4. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  5. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  6. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  7. Micron to Acquire Elpida Memory for $2.5 Billion (Pando Daily)
  8. Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion (TechCrunch)
  9. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  10. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  11. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  12. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  13. Bain Capital to acquire 50% stake in Jupiter Shop Channel from Sumitomo Corporation (Private Equity Wire)
  14. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  15. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  16. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  17. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  18. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  19. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  20. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)