Web 2.0 Weekly - May 26, 2010: "Market Declines Impact Web 2.0 Universe Valuations"
by David Shore, Managing Director at Terracap Ventures on May 26, 2010
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May tracking to average monthly levels: After a slow start to the month, financing in the Web 2.0 universe has rebounded and is now on track with prior months. Total transaction value (excluding M&A) ...
May tracking to average monthly levels: After a slow start to the month, financing in the Web 2.0 universe has rebounded and is now on track with prior months. Total transaction value (excluding M&A) in the Web 2.0 universe for May (month-to-date) is $189.9 million from 30 transactions, averaging $6.3 million each. In comparison, total capital raised in May 2009 was $375.0 million, averaging $12.5 million over 30 deals. Excluding May 09, Dec 09 and Apr 10, the average monthly total is $212 million.
Deals (M&A, Finance)
Cyberplex (TSX:CX) announced plans to acquire Tsavo Media for US$75.6 mm, partially funded through a C$30 mm bought deal financing at $0.55.
Online gaming company Gaikai, raised $10.0 mm in Series B financing.
Blip.TV, online TV provider, raised $10.1 mm in Series C financing.
Netease.com (NasdaqGS:NTES, online gaming) reported Q1/F10 revenue of RMB 1.2 bn (vs. RMB 781.7 mm in the same period last year).
Snap Interactive (OTCBB:STVI, online dating) reported Q1/F10 revenue growth of 20% to $0.927 mm from $0.768 mm.
Bearish week again: Price performance was largely negative in our Web 2.0 universe. This impacted valuation multiples, which fell for ~80% of the companies in our universe.
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