By Sally Fahey
If you’ve been ordering from Gubhub during the pandemic or even before, take note:
The AP is reporting that Just Eat Takeaway.com is acquiring Grubhub in a $7.3 billion deal.
Amsterdam-based Just Eat Takeaway.com and Chicago-based Grubhub announced the merger last week.
The two processed 593 million restaurant orders in 2019 and have about 70 million users worldwide.
Just Eat Takeaway.com said it will acquire 100% of Grubhub’s shares at an implied value of $75.15 per share. Grubhub shareholders will receive depository receipts representing a portion of shares in the new company.
The deal snatches Grubhub away from ride-hailing giant Uber, which was also in talks to merge with Grubhub, according to published reports. That deal would have given the companies control over a majority of the U.S. food delivery business.
Matt Maloney, Grubhub’s founder and CEO, will join Just Eat Takeaway.com’s board and will lead the company’s North American business, the companies said in a statement.