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Clypd attaches itself to AT&T
Tivo and RTL exited television advertising data platform Clypd in an acquisition by AT&T's advertising services subsidiary, Xandr.
TV Time clocks up MediaMorph acquisition
Liberty Global Ventures and Motorola Mobility Ventures both scored exits from the media content monetisation service in an acquisition by TV Time.
Corporate venturing deal net: 14-18 October 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Midu books in $100m
The online literature platform has secured $100m in a series B round that included parent company Qutoutiao, with CMC Capital leading the round.
CleverTap wraps up $35m series C round
Returning investors Sequoia India and Tiger Global Management co-led a $35m round that valued Recruit-backed marketing software provider CleverTap at $385m.
Lupa lops off a piece of Vice
The deal involved the valuation of Vice Media, whose investors include Walt Disney, WPP and A&E Networks, falling from $5.7bn to $4bn.
Corporate venturing deal net: 7-11 October 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Exploding Kittens makes noise with $30m
The Chernin Group’s TCG Capital Management affiliate has provided $30m of funding for the tabletop game provider that will fund hiring and game development.

Other News

Group Nine Media sugarcoats PopSugar
Comcast NBCUniversal may have scored an exit at online women's lifestyle brand PopSugar, although the firm was reported to have sold back at least some of its shares in 2009.
Venn presses start with $17m
BDMI was among the investors in a seed round raised in preparation for the launch of Venn's gaming and esports television network next year.
IronSource confirms $400m CVC investment
Access Industries-backed mobile engagement software provider IronSource has raised at least $400m from CVC Capital Partners at a valuation topping $1bn.
Vice to take ownership of Refinery29 for $400m
WarnerMedia, WPP, Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive will exit the digital media company in a cash and share acquisition.
Taboola and Outbrain devise $2bn merger
SIG-backed online content advertiser Outbrain has been acquired for $250m in cash and a 30% stake in competitor Taboola.
36Kr breaks IPO news
Ant Financial and Nikkei will have the chance to exit Chinese media and startup services provider 36Kr, which has filed for a $100m initial public offering in the US.

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Pinterest hits NYSE in $1.4bn IPO
Qualcomm-backed visual social media platform Pinterest floated above its range in an offering that will give it a market cap near $13bn.
YY captures Bigo for $1.45bn
Bigo, a social video livestreaming platform, has been acquired by its existing shareholder YY for more than $1.45bn in a deal that also provided exits for Ping An and Bertelsmann.
WarnerMedia Investments closes book on deals
WarnerMedia Investments, the corporate venturing unit formerly known as Time Warner Investments, has reportedly shut while managing director Allison Goldberg has left the company.
Pinterest points to April for IPO
The Rakuten-backed social media and e-commerce company, valued at more than $12bn, will select underwriters next month and could go public as soon as April.
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