Will Antitrust Enforcers Take Bite Out Of $7.3B Grubhub Deal?

By Bryan Koenig (June 11, 2020, 9:09 PM EDT) -- Does creating the world's largest online food delivery company outside of China warrant extra antitrust scrutiny? Just Eat NV and Grubhub Inc. are about to find out as they seek approval for Just Eat's planned $7.3 billion purchase.

In announcing their tie-up Wednesday, the food delivery giants said their deal will need to be cleared by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States along with U.S. and U.K. antitrust authorities. Experts say those antitrust reviews are likely to be much more forgiving than they would have been for the rumored tie-up between Grubhub and Uber. That deal, which now...

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