Bid/Ask

By Evan Applegate

ILLUSTRATION BY OSCAR BOLTON GREEN

$5b

Actavis, the largest generic drugmaker in the U.S., will acquire Dublin-based Warner Chilcott in a $5 billion deal that will create an expanded drug portfolio and significant tax advantages. Most employees and executives will remain in the U.S. as headquarters and profits shift to Ireland, a move that will reduce the company’s corporate tax burden from 28 percent to 17 percent.

$4b

Regional airline SkyWest agreed to pay more than $4 billion for 40 E175 jets from Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer.

$2b

Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen offered $2 billion for spectrum held by bankrupt wireless broadband provider LightSquared.

$1.2b

China Ocean Shipping will pay $1.2 billion for a stake in the world’s largest shipping container maker, China International Marine Containers.

$906m

Websense, which offers site-blocking software for businesses, will be taken private by Vista Equity Partners in a $906 million transaction.

$700m

Philip Morris International will buy Carlos Slim’s 20 percent stake in Philip Morris Mexico for $700 million, regaining full control of the subsidiary.

$680m

Investors led by the Blackstone Group offered to take Chinese outsourcing firm Pactera Technology International private for $680 million.

$200m

Core Media Group will sell Elvis Presley Enterprises and Muhammad Ali Enterprises, worth about $200 million, according to the Financial Times. Graceland is included.

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