Glance: Biggest corporate deals so far this year

Glance: Abbvie's deal to buy Shire is highest-priced so far this year

Associated Press

Abbvie Inc.'s deal to combine with Shire PLC would be the largest made so far this year, excluding assumed debt. Here are the top five:

Acquirer Target Value (in billions) AbbVie Inc. Shire PLC $54.68 AT&T Inc. DirecTV Group $48.48 Comcast Corp. Time Warner Cable Inc. $45.25 Medtronic Inc. Covidien PLC $42.99 Actavis PLC Forest Laboratories Inc. $28.41

Source: Dealogic data.

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