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Top 20 Media Deals for June 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 $450,000,000 Vice Media TPG (formerly Texas Pacific Group) Media Investment
5 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
6 $174,000,000 Le Young Pictures Undisclosed Media Investment
7 $150,000,000 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
8 $145,751,350 Shanghai Xiongmao Huyu Wenhua Undisclosed Media Investment
9 $125,000,000 Croosing Ramot Media Investment
10 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
11 $90,000,000 iflix Consortium Media Investment
12 $85,000,000 Quora Consortium Media Investment
13 $75,000,000 Huya.com Consortium Media Investment
14 $60,000,000 if(we) MeetMe Media Acquisition
15 $58,000,000 Chushou GGV Capital, Shunwei Capital Media Investment
16 $55,000,000 fuboTV Consortium Media Investment
17 $50,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment
18 $42,000,000 High Times Oreva Capital Media Acquisition
19 $40,000,000 The Players’ Tribune Undisclosed Media Investment
20 $36,000,000 Kuaikan Comic Consortium Media Investment

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  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. Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO (TechCrunch)
  5. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  6. Le Young Pictures, a video firm established by LeEco founder’s wife raises US$174 million series A (Next Unicorn)
  7. Pinterest raises $150 mln, valuing photo-sharing app at $12.3 bln: Reuters (PE HUB )
  8. Wang Sicong’s panda live by 1 billion yuan B round of financing to expand the contents of pan-entertainment (Zaobao)
  9. The Isreali startup Croosing raised $125 million to upgrade our links (Geektime)
  10. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  11. iflix raises $90M to expand its Netflix alternative to more emerging markets (TechCrunch)
  12. Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise (TechCrunch)
  13. Media (Deal Street Asia)
  14. Old-school social networks Tagged and Hi5 bought by MeetMe for $60M (TechCrunch)
  15. GGV, Shunwei lead $58M Round In Games Streaming Start-Up (China Money Network)
  16. FuboTV has raised $55 million for its ‘skinny bundle’ online TV service (Re/code)
  17. This website is the Facebook for scientists, and it’s growing with a $50 million raise (Mashable)
  18. Marijuana media giant High Times sells majority stake for ~$42 million (TechCrunch)
  19. IVP STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE (IVP)
  20. Tiantu leads $36m round for China comic site (AVCJ)

Top 20 Marketing Deals for June 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $310,000,000 Turn Amobee Marketing Acquisition
2 $308,000,000 Teads Altice Marketing Acquisition
3 $175,000,000 MediaMath Goldman Sachs, Santander Bank Marketing Investment
4 $156,000,000 Centerfield Media H.I.G. Growth Partners Marketing Investment
5 $140,000,000 Zeta Global Franklin Square Capital Partners Marketing Investment
6 $95,000,000 MDC Partners Goldman Sachs Marketing Investment
7 $65,000,000 Demandbase Consortium Marketing Investment
8 $60,000,000 Branch Metrics Consortium Marketing Investment
9 $56,000,000 AppsFlyer Consortium Marketing Investment
10 $50,000,000 Placester New Enterprise Associates Marketing Investment
11 $40,000,000 Xiaoshouyi Consortium Marketing Investment
12 $31,000,000 Bounce Exchange Consortium Marketing Investment
13 $30,700,000 Unlockd Media Axiata Marketing Investment
14 $30,000,000 Zenreach Consortium Marketing Investment
15 $30,000,000 Networked Insights Consortium Marketing Investment
16 $28,867,800 WME Group Melbourne IT Marketing Acquisition
17 $26,000,000 ROKT Consortium Marketing Investment
18 $24,525,675 Intermarketing Group Advantage Smollan Marketing Acquisition
19 $20,000,000 Lighthouse8 SpareBank 1 Marketing Investment
20 $16,300,000 MomentFeed Consortium Marketing Investment

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  1. Singtel’s digital ad division Amobee acquires Turn for $310M (TechCrunch)
  2. Telco Altice to acquire video ad tech player Teads for $308M (TechCrunch)
  3. MediaMath nabs $175 mln from Goldman Sachs and Santander Bank (PE HUB )
  4. Centerfield Secures $156 Million in Financing And Acquires Performance Marketing Leader Qology Direct (Multi Channel News)
  5. Zeta Global Raises $140 Million For Its Marketing Cloud (Forbes)
  6. Goldman Sachs is investing $95 million for a 15% stake in ad firm MDC Partners (Business Insider)
  7. B2B targeted marketing platform Demandbase raises $65 million (Venture Beat)
  8. Deep-linking startup Branch raised $60 million from Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures (TechCrunch)
  9. AppsFlyer Raises $56M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  10. Placester Raises $50M Series D Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  11. Tencent Leads $40M Investment In Salesforce Copycat Xiaoshouyi (China Money Network)
  12. BounceX Raises $31M in Growth Capital to Fuel Proprietary Database (Marketwired)
  13. Adtech start-up Unlockd raises $30.7 million as Asian expansion plans take shape (AFR)
  14. Zenreach raises $30M to help businesses boost their marketing with free WiFi (TechCrunch)
  15. Networked Insights raises $30M to analyze social posts for marketers (Chicago Tribune)
  16. Melbourne IT to wholly acquire WME Group for AU$39m (ZD Net)
  17. ROKT’s $US26 million is this year’s biggest capital raise in Australian tech (PRNewswire)
  18. £19m-turnover Leeds agency acquired by sales and marketing specialist (Prolific North)
  19. Lighthouse8 successfully raises 20M in Series A funding (Lighthouse8)
  20. MomentFeed inks $16.3 mln (PE HUB)

Top 20 Games Deals for June 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 Outfit7 United Luck Group Holdings Games Acquisition
2 $550,000,000 Sea Limited Consortium Games Investment
3 $250,000,000 Social Point Take-Two Interactive Software Games Acquisition
4 $219,000,000 32Red Kindred Group Games Acquisition
5 $143,000,000 Seasun Tencent Holdings Games Investment
6 $100,000,000 DraftKings Undisclosed Games Investment
7 $92,000,000 Roblox Corporation Meritech Capital Partners, Index Ventures Games Investment
8 $90,000,000 Pocket Gems Tencent Holdings Games Investment
9 $62,064,750 Eyecon Playtech Games Acquisition
10 $60,000,000 Scopely Consortium Games Investment
11 $58,204,680 Shinezone Consortium Games Investment
12 $55,800,000 Space Ape Games Supercell Games Acquisition
13 $55,000,000 Kongregate MTG Games Acquisition
14 $20,000,000 GameMine Palisades Venture Capital Games Investment
15 $12,584,264 Stillfront Group Undisclosed Games Investment
16 $12,500,000 Gamevice Consortium Games Investment
17 $10,000,000 Avalanche Studios Nordisk Film Games Investment
18 $9,000,000 Legends of Learning Baltimore Angels Games Investment
19 $8,500,000 Disruptor Beam Romulus Capital, GrandBanks Capital Games Investment
20 $7,000,000 Fnatic Consortium Games Investment

More information

  1. Chinese group buys Talking Tom app maker Outfit7 for $1b (Deal Street Asia)
  2. Garena Rebrands as Sea After Raising $550 Million in New Funding (Bloomberg)
  3. Take-Two buys Spain’s Social Point mobile game studio for at least $250 million (VentureBeat)
  4. Kindred to Buy 32Red for $219 Million in Latest Gaming Deal (Bloomberg)
  5. Tencent Makes USD143 Million Strategic Investment In Seasun (China Tech News)
  6. Dodgers’ Boehly Leads $100 Million DraftKings Investment (Bloomberg)
  7. Roblox Corporation snags $92 million investment round (Develop)
  8. Tencent doubles down on game studio Pocket Gems with $90M investment (TechCrunch)
  9. Playtech Buys Online Bingo Specialist Eyecon for £50m (Finance Magnates)
  10. Mobile Games Maker Scopely Banks $60 Million With Valuation Over $600 Million (Variety – Digital )
  11. Mobile and Browser Game Developer Shinezone Wins RMB 400 Mln Series B (Marbridge Consulting)
  12. Supercell acquires 62% of London’s Space Ape Games for $55.8M (TechCrunch)
  13. MTG buys GameStop’s mobile game publisher Kongregate for $55 million (VentureBeat)
  14. Mobile games publisher GameMine raises $20 million to expand globally (VentureBeat)
  15. Swedish game developer Stillfront receives €11.2 million bond loan (Tech.eu)
  16. Gamevice Raises US$12.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Mad Max developer Avalanche scores $10 million from Nordic film giant (VentureBeat)
  18. Legends of Learning raises $9 million for expansion (Balitmore Sun)
  19. ‘Star Trek Timelines’ game maker Disruptor Beam raises $8.5M (TechCrunch)
  20. Teams from the NBA, MLB, and Italian soccer invested $7 million in esports team Fnatic (Business Insider )

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for June 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,350,000,000 Chewy.com PetSmart Ecommerce Acquisition
2 $1,400,000,000 Flipkart Tencent Holdings, eBay, Microsoft Ecommerce Investment
3 $325,000,000 Peloton Consortium Ecommerce Investment
4 $310,000,000 Bonobos Walmart Ecommerce Acquisition
5 $250,000,000 Magento Commerce Hillhouse Capital Group Ecommerce Investment
6 $177,000,000 Paytm Ecommerce Alibaba Group, SAIF Partners Ecommerce Investment
7 $140,000,000 James Allen Francisco Partners Ecommerce Investment
8 $140,000,000 Skip Hop Carter’s Ecommerce Acquisition
9 $106,795,000 Picnic Consortium Ecommerce Investment
10 $100,000,000 MissFresh Consortium Ecommerce Investment
11 $95,448,600 Click Energy Click Energy Pty Ltd Ecommerce Acquisition
12 $71,000,000 Flipkart Naspers Ecommerce Investment
13 $70,000,000 ShoeBuy Jet.com Ecommerce Acquisition
14 $69,000,000 takealot.com Naspers Ecommerce Investment
15 $65,000,000 Spring Inc Consortium Ecommerce Investment
16 $63,260,000 Boohoo Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
17 $51,000,000 Moosejaw Walmart Ecommerce Acquisition
18 $50,000,000 The RealReal Great Hill Partners, e.ventures Ecommerce Investment
19 $30,000,000 Untuckit Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $30,000,000 Traditional Medicinals The Builders Fund Ecommerce Investment

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  1. PetSmart is acquiring Chewy.com for $3.35 billion in the largest e-commerce acquisition ever (Recode)
  2. Flipkart lands $1.4B from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent as India online retail battle with Amazon continues (Geekwire)
  3. Peloton Closes $325M Series E Financing (Business Wire)
  4. Walmart to buy Bonobos for $310M as it doubles down on fashion (TechCrunch)
  5. Magento Commerce scores $250 mln from Hillhouse (PE HUB)
  6. Alibaba takes lead in India’s Paytm Ecommerce with fresh $177m funding (Tech In Asia)
  7. James Allen Owner Receives $140 Million Investment (JCK)
  8. BRIEF-Carter’s acquires Skip Hop Holdings for $140 mln in cash (Reuters)
  9. Dutch grocery delivery startup Picnic picks up historic €100mm funding round after only 1.5 years (The Next Web)
  10. Lenovo Capital Co-Leads $100M Round In Miss Fresh (China Money Network)
  11. Click Energy IPO pre-empted by $120m acquisition by Amaysim (AFR)
  12. Naspers Invests $71 Mn In Flipkart To Take Holdings Up To 16.5% (Inc42)
  13. Jet.com Grabs ShoeBuy for $70M as Walmart Expands E-Commerce Arsenal (Xconomy)
  14. Naspers Invests $69 Million Into South African E-Commerce Business Takealot, Takes Its Shareholding To Over 50% (iAfrican)
  15. Fidelity is betting $65 million that the Spring app can be a department store of the future (Recode)
  16. Boohoo raises £50m for new warehouse as sales double (International Business Times)
  17. Walmart acquires outdoor retailer Moosejaw for $51 million (TechCrunch)
  18. The RealReal ropes in $50 million in new funding (TechCrunch)
  19. Untuckit Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Builders Fund invests in Traditional Medicinals, closes on $30 mln (PE HUB)