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Top 20 Media Deals for November 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,400,000,000 AOL Verizon Media Acquisition
2 $1,500,000,000 Lynda.com LinkedIn Media Acquisition
3 $367,000,000 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
4 $343,000,000 Business Insider Axel Springer Media Acquisition
5 $200,000,000 Vox Media NBCUniversal Media Investment
6 $200,000,000 BuzzFeed NBC Universal Media Investment
7 $193,600,000 China Business News Alibaba Media Investment
8 $186,000,000 lynda.com Consortium Media Investment
9 $176,946,810 Unruly News Corp Media Investment
10 $128,000,000 LeTV Sports Yunfeng Capital, Wanda Investment Media Investment
11 $110,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
12 $100,000,000 Internet Media Services Sony Pictures TV Media Investment
13 $100,000,000 ViralNova Zealot Networks Media Acquisition
14 $100,000,000 Saavn Consortium Media Investment
15 $75,000,000 Rdio Pandora Media Acquisition
16 $73,500,000 Trustpilot Consortium Media Investment
17 $70,000,000 Flipagram Consortium Media Investment
18 $65,000,000 Jaunt Consortium Media Investment
19 $60,000,000 Kobalt Consortium Media Investment
20 $60,000,000 Believe Digital Consortium Media Investment

More information

  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. Pandora Acquires Rdio for $75M (FinSMEs)
  16. Trustpilot Raises $73.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Flipagram Closes $70M Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. Jaunt Raises $65M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Believe Digital Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)

Is it goodbye TV?

Commentary
Something ominous is happening to TV: millennials are abandoning their TV sets and are now turning to online video streaming and new media sites for their news and entertainment fix. A recent Nielsen survey shows that TV usage among millennials 18-24 years old in Q1 of 2015 has declined more than 17% compared to Q4 of 2014. Nielsen predicts that there will be a steady drop in the coming years. This is alarming. So alarming that media giant Comcast’s NBCUniversal has formed partnerships with new media companies Vox Media and BuzzFeed to collaborate on content, programming and advertising. NBCUniversal invested $200 million each into Vox Media and BuzzFeed. The investment allows NBCUniversal to tap into the digital prowess of Vox Media and BuzzFeed in attracting young, digital-native consumers, while it will also allow the two new media companies to be present in television and expand their brands.

Top 20 Media Deals for October 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
2 $600,000,000 TSL Education TPG Media Acquisition
3 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
4 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
5 $370,000,000 PPS Baidu Media Acquisition
6 $250,000,000 Washington Post Jeff Bezos Media Acquisition
7 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
8 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
9 $79,000,000 Quirky Consortium Media Investment
10 $70,000,000 Boston Globe/ New England Media Group John Henry Media Acquisition
11 $60,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
12 $60,000,000 Mobli Carlos Slim, América Móvil Media Investment
13 $57,000,000 Qunar Consortium Media Investment
14 $50,000,000 Automattic Tiger Global Media Investment
15 $50,000,000 StreetEasy Zillow Media Acquisition
16 $50,000,000 Flipboard Consortium Media Investment
17 $50,000,000 Quixey Consortium Media Investment
18 $41,000,000 Foursquare Undisclosed Media Investment
19 $40,000,000 Vox Media Accel Partners Media Investment
20 $37,000,000 Zomato Sequoia Capital, Info Edge Media Investment

More information

  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. Baidu Confirms $370M Purchase Of PPS, Underscoring Online Video’s Importance For Internet Companies Around The World (Techcrunch)
  6. Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M (TechCrunch)
  7. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  8. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Quirky Raises $79M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. The New York Times Company Sells The Boston Globe (And Related Properties) For $70M (TechCrunch)
  11. Nextdoor raises $60M to curb the crumbling of America’s neighborhoods (Venture Beat)
  12. Mobli Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott (Techcrunch)
  14. WordPress parent company Automattic sees $50M investment from Tiger Global (Venturebeat)
  15. Zillow Fills Out NYC Listings With $50M StreetEasy Acquisition, Plans Follow-On Offering Of 2.5M Shares For $228M (TechCrunch)
  16. Flipboard’s Mike McCue Confirms $50M Raise, Says Windows 8 App, More International Versions Coming By End Of Year (TechCrunch)
  17. Quixey Raised $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Foursquare’s New $41M Round Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation (Techcrunch)
  19. Vox Media raising $40M to invest in video content on SB Nation, The Verge, & Polygon (Venture Beat)
  20. Backed By Sequoia, Zomato Closes $37M Series D To Expand Its Restaurant Discovery Service Internationally (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Media Deals for 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
2 $600,000,000 TSL Education TPG Media Acquisition
3 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
4 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
5 $250,000,000 Washington Post Jeff Bezos Media Acquisition
6 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
7 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
8 $70,000,000 Boston Globe/ New England Media Group John Henry Media Acquisition
9 $60,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
10 $57,000,000 Qunar Consortium Media Investment
11 $50,000,000 StreetEasy Zillow Media Acquisition
12 $50,000,000 Quixey Consortium Media Investment
13 $40,000,000 Vox Media Accel Partners Media Investment
14 $35,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment
15 $35,000,000 Outbrain Consortium Media Investment
16 $33,000,000 AwesomenessTV DreamWorks Animation SKG Media Investment
17 $30,000,000 Science Hearst Ventures Media Investment
18 $26,000,000 PlayOn! Consortium Media Investment
19 $26,000,000 Maker Studios Consortium Media Investment
20 $25,000,000 TuneIn Consortium Media Investment

More information

  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)
  18. PLAYON! SPORTS COMPLETES A $26M SERIES D FINANCING (FinSMEs)
  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)