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Takeaway.com shareholders approve Grubhub acquisition

AMSTERDAM, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Shareholders of Just Eat Takeaway.com NV, the online food-ordering company, on Wednesday said its shareholders have approved a proposed $7.3 billion acquisition of U.S. rival GrubHub.

Takeaway agreed in June to buy Grubhub in an all-share deal that would make the combination the biggest company in its industry in both Europe and the U.S.

The company said in a statement on Wednesday it still expects the deal to close in the first half of 2021, pending approval from Grubhub shareholders and regulators.

Takeaway, which is loss-making but says sales are booming amid the coronavirus pandemic, is due to report third-quarter earnings next week. (Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Jan Harvey)

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