UK competition authority clears Just Eat-Takeaway merger

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An employee makes a pizza next to a Just Eat Plc branded delivery bag in the kitchen of The Fat Pizza takeaway pizza restaurant in Southend-on-Sea, U.K., on Thursday, Dec 19, 2019.

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Dutch food delivery firm Takeaway.com’s £6.2 billion ($7.6 billion) takeover of British rival Just Eat has been cleared by the U.K.’s competition regulator.

The deal had been thrown into doubt after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced an investigation earlier this year into whether it could cause a “substantial lessening of competition.”

Takeaway.com had previously operated its online takeout service

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