Ulrik Andersen: Carlsberg

Probably the best takeover in the world? Maybe so, but after overseeing the £7.8bn purchase of UK brewer Scottish & Newcastle, Carlsberg general counsel Ulrik Andersen will be
relishing a return to business as usual.

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