Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Takeaway-Just Eat Merger Cleared in U.K.

  • CMA acknowledges potential for coronavirus to delay probes
  • CMA authorized Deliveroo deal to rescue delivery company
A Just Eat Plc sign hangs outside a takeaway restaurant in London, U.K.

A Just Eat Plc sign hangs outside a takeaway restaurant in London, U.K.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The U.K.’s antitrust authority approved Takeaway.com NV’s $8 billion acquisition of Just Eat Plc, less than a week after giving its blessing to another food-delivery deal amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Takeaway.com’s departure from the U.K. market in 2016 and the strong likelihood it wouldn’t return meant the deal didn’t produce antitrust concerns, the Competition and Markets Authority said Thursday.