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Matleveringssammenslåing? Just Eat confirms that it can be purchased by Dutch rival Takeaway.com



Boards of London-based Just Eat ( JSTTY ) and Dutch company Takeaway.com confirmed in statements Saturday that they are "in discussions about a possible" merger deal.

"Any transaction may be structured as an offer for Just Eat by Takeaway.com, but there can be no assurance that any offer will be made, nor whether the terms of such an offer should be made," Takeaway's statement sounds.

Takeaway.com has until August 24 to announce whether it has "a firm intention" to bid on Just Eat, the companies said.

A joint company can give a big boost to companies' position in the crowded food delivery sector, which is dominated by companies like GrubHub ( GRUB ) and Uber Eats ( UBER ) . Tech behemoth Amazon ( AMZN ) also signaled that it wants to play a big role for the European market, and it poured millions into Deliveroo, one of the UK's largest delivery apps. Earlier this month, British regulators put further transactions on hold while considering whether Amazon's investments constitute a takeover.
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Takeaway.com, which is listed on Euronext Amsterdam, calls itself" the leading the food delivery market in Continental Europe and Israel "and said it fulfilled 93.9 million orders last year. It also reported a 50% increase in orders during the first quarter of 2019, and the market value is around € 5 billion (5, By comparison, Just Eat said in financial documents that it handled 221.2 million orders in 2018 and has 26 million active customers across St United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and Brazil. Its current market value is about £ 4.3 billion ($ 5.3 billion).


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