MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

AV Birla Group buys 27.5% in India Today Group

May 19, 2012 | Vivek Sinha

Kumar Mangalam Birla gets a cross platform play on conventional and digital media assets including ecommerce.

Intel Capital-backed Verismo loses head of entertainment biz

May 16, 2012 | Anand Rai

Sab Kanaujia has proposed management buyout of Mela, consumer entertainment portal, alternatively to float his own firm.

CA Media to acquire and build media assets in India

May 14, 2012 | Shrija Agrawal

Investment firm to focus on ‘non-news’ media assets; aims to have multiplier effect on the portfolio.

Digital mag store Magzter raises Series A funding from IndoUS Ventures

May 09, 2012 |

The company is also looking to raise Series B round of funding in the next 10 months, to the tune of $10-15 million.

Chernin Buys 49% In Endemol India, Invests In Only Much Louder

April 26, 2012 | Anand Rai

The entertainment and digital media company just raised $200 mn from a group of investors led by Providence.

Eros To Buy Out Remaining 76% In B4U For $53.1M

April 25, 2012 | Nandana Das

The deal pegs the overall valuation of B4U at 28x its one-year historical earnings, as per VCCircle estimates.

Publicis Groupe Acquires Mumbai-based Digital Agency Indigo Consulting

April 24, 2012 | Nandana Das

Last year, Publicis acquired a majority stake in healthcare advertising agency Watermelon Healthcare Communications.

IPTV Startup Raises Rs 2.5Cr From Silver Stone Capital, Others

April 18, 2012 | Nandana Das

Four angel investors have also participated; the latest round is part of a larger funding round of $2 million.

Future Ventures Ups Stake In Amar Chitra Katha To 66%

April 13, 2012 | Vivek Sinha

AIM-listed & India-focused PE firm Elephant Capital is also an investor in privately held Amar Chitra Katha.

Spielberg Studio Gets Financing From Reliance Entertainment

April 11, 2012 | Reuters

The financing is the second part of a 2009 agreement to finance the studio. I

VCs Can’t Replace Angel Investors: Amit Anand, Jungle Ventures

March 22, 2012 | Sonam Gulati

The founder & managing partner of the Singapore-based VC fund emphasises that angels are crucial for startup lifecycle.

Facebook To Buy Instagram For $1B

April 10, 2012 | Reuters

Instagram closed a $50 million funding round last week from investors at a valuation of $500 million.

Tyroo Backs Management Buyout Of Affiliate Ad Network DGM India

April 05, 2012 | Nandana Das

The deal values DGM India at 1.8x EBITDA for calendar year 2011.

Blackstone-backed Jagran Prakashan Acquires NaiDunia

April 02, 2012 | Nandana Das

Two years ago, Jagran had acquired the publishing business of Mid-Day in a stock transaction.

Affle, D2 Communications Acquire Mobile Marketing Firm MobiMasta

March 30, 2012 | Nandana Das

The companies have floated a JV called ad2c which has acquired the Gurgaon-based mobile marketing startup.

Gruner + Jahr Acquires Digital Ad Network Networkplay

March 21, 2012 | TEAM VCC

Capital18, the VC arm of Network18 Group, has exited its three year old investment in Networkplay in the transaction.

Network18 Group To Buy Bulk Of Eenadu For $395M; RIL To Part Fund

January 03, 2012 | Vivek Sinha

Reliance Industries previous invested around Rs 2,600 crore to buy major portion of privately held Eenadu.

PVR Buys Part Of DT Cinemas; Raises Rs 42Cr Via Pref Issue

November 14, 2009 | Madhav A Chanchani

PVR has allotted 2.55 million shares to Major Cineplex Group of Thailand at Rs 165 each.

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