Food delivery service Just Eat has confirmed that it is in talks to be taken over by the Dutch company Takeaway.com.
A statement published by Just Eat said: "The possible combination can be implemented using an offer to Just Eat by Takeaway.com."
Based on today's market value, Just Eat and Takeaway.com would combine a value of approximately £ 9bn ($ 1
Earlier this year, Just Eat was put under the pressure of a shareholder to join a rival.
Just Eat said in his statement on Saturday that there was "no security" for any transaction to take place.
It added: "An additional announcement will be given if and when appropriate."
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In March, Just Eat said that one-fifth of the adult population in the UK used their services, while the shipping business in Canada – SkipTheDishes – grew rapidly after the introduction of a bilingual service.
Peter Duffy, the interim CEO, said four million new customers joined the business last year.
Despite this, fund manager Cat Rock said it "believed that a merger with a well-run industry staff is a very attractive opportunity to secure world-class leadership, delivery expertise and a premium."