AMSTERDAM, Oct 28 (Reuters) - German online food ordering service Delivery Hero on Monday denied its ongoing sell-down of shares in Dutch rival Takeaway.com is related to a takeover battle for a third company, Britain’s Just Eat.
Delivery Hero is 22% owned by Prosus, which last week made a $6.3 billion cash bid to buy Just Eat. The British firm had already agreed to an all-share offer from rival Takeaway.com.
“We categorically refute all allegations made by certain parties regarding” our shares sale, Delivery Hero said in a statement.
Earlier on Monday investor Cat Rock alleged that Delivery Hero was selling Takeaway shares in order to keep them artificially suppressed and lower the attractiveness of Takeaway’s all-share offer for Just Eat. (Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Jan Harvey)