10 06-29 web 2.0 weekly
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June financing well ahead of average: Financing in the Web 2.0 universe in June was the third highest month (over the past 12) with total transaction value (excluding M&A) of $459.6 million from 51 ...
June financing well ahead of average: Financing in the Web 2.0 universe in June was the third highest month (over the past 12) with total transaction value (excluding M&A) of $459.6 million from 51 transactions, averaging $9.0 million each - led by the $147 million Zynga financing. In comparison, total capital raised in June 2009 was $226.3 million, averaging $4.5 million over 50 deals. Excluding Dec 09 and Apr 10, the average monthly total is ~$260 million.
Deals (M&A, Finance)
Alloy, a provider of news and commentary concerning New Media, was acquired by ZelnickMedia for $127 mm.
Facebook’s implied valuation rose to $24 bn as Elevation Partners purchased 5 mm shares of the company for $120 mm in the secondary market.
Danish Skype competitor, Vopium, received $16.5 mm in financing from Indian financier, Raghuvinder Kataria.
Social networking software developer based in France, Pearltrees, raised $1.6 mm.
PapayaMobile, mobile application software company based in China, raised $4 mm.
Two Israeli mobile developers received funding this week, including Perfecto Mobile ($4 mm) and Snaptu ($6 mm).
Negative price performance
The Web 2.0 public company universe fell this week, with 68% of companies seeing their market cap fall vs. 25% rising and 7% flat.
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