Dutch meal service Takeway is in talks with the British peer Just Eat about a takeover, the two companies said in press releases after a lot of media speculation.
"The board confirms that Just Eat is in discussions about a possible combination of Just Eat with Takeaway.com," said the British company this weekend.
"There can be no certainty whether any transaction will take place or the terms any combination can be agreed upon. An additional announcement will be made if and when appropriate," the statement said.
Takeaway has been on the takeover track for a long time. In December, the Dutch food supply service giant bought German supply companies Lieferheld, pizza.de and Foodora by its German competitor Delivery Hero for a value of 930 million euros in a cash share.
The agreement gives Delivery Hero an 18% stake in Takeaway .com, which runs the Thuisbezorgd.nl label in the Netherlands.
Jitse Groen created Thuisbezorgd.nl – now Takeaway.com – in 2000 when he was a 21 year old student. The company now operates in 12 European companies.
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