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Takeaway Nears Final Victory in $8 Billion Just Eat Battle

  • Investors holding over half of Just Eat stock support offer
  • Crossing threshold means Takeaway would prevail over Prosus
An employee wearing a Just Eat coat delivers a pizza in Southend-on-Sea, U.K., on Dec 19, 2019. 

An employee wearing a Just Eat coat delivers a pizza in Southend-on-Sea, U.K., on Dec 19, 2019. 

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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Takeaway.com NV is set to declare final victory in the five-month takeover battle for U.K. food-delivery company Just Eat Plc, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Investors holding more than half of Just Eat stock have indicated they’ll agree to Takeaway’s all-stock bid, which values the company at about 6 billion pounds ($7.8 billion), according to the people. The preliminary tally includes those who plan to formally tender in the coming days, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.