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Takeaway Wins Bidding War for Just Eat With $8 Billion Offer (1)

Jan. 10, 2020, 3:55 PM

Takeaway.com NV has won a months-long bidding war for Just Eat Plc, ending a contentious battle with Prosus NV and creating Europe’s largest food-delivery operation at a time of heightened competition in the industry.

Just Eat investors holding 80.4% of its shares have formally backed Takeaway’s all-stock bid, which values the company at about 6.1 billion pounds ($8 billion), Amsterdam-based Takeaway said Friday, confirming an earlier Bloomberg report.

The new venture, which currently has a combined market value of about $14 billion, will merge two European food delivery companies at a time of heightened competition in the industry, with...

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