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Actavis acquiring Warner Chilcott in all-stock deal

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Parsippany-based Actavis Inc. announced today it will acquire Warner Chilcott PLC in a $5 billion stock swap that’s expected to create a specialty pharmaceuticals company with about $11 million in annual revenue.

Actavis said it will swap 0.16 of a share for each Chilcott share, valuing the Chilcott shares at about $20.08 each. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.

The new company, Actavis PLC, will be led by the current Actavis leadership team, the company said.

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