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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