The Dutch food delivery service Takeway is in talks with UK counterpart Just Eat about a takeover, the two companies said in press releases after a spate of media speculation.
"The board confirms" Just Eat is in discussion of a possible combination of Just Eat with Takeaway.com, "said the UK company over the weekend.
"There can be no certainty as to whether a transaction will take place or on what terms." Combination can be arranged. If necessary, another announcement will be made, "the statement says.
Takeaway has been on the takeover lane for some time. In December, the Dutch delivery service giant bought the German home delivery companies Lieferheld, pizza.de and Foodora from its German competitor Delivery Hero for 930 million euros in cash .com, which operates the label Thuisbezorgd.nl in the Netherlands.
Jitse Groen founded Thuisbezorgd.nl – now Takeaway.com – in 2000, when he was 21 years old. The company is now active in 12 European companies.
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