Original title: Tenant investor makes $6.3 billion bid for U.K. food delivery company
Netease technology news, October 23 news, according to foreign media reports, prosus NV, a European technology investment giant, recently made an offer of 4.9 billion pounds (US $6.3 billion) to just east, intending to challenge Amazon, Uber and other companies in the global delivery business.
Prosus NV owns nearly a third of Tencent and many other technology assets.
Prosus said on Tuesday that it would make a direct offer to Just Eat shareholders within the next 28 days, breaking Just Eat's merger plan with Dutch rival Takeaway.
Prous said its offer of 710 pence a share was 20% higher than the offer in Takeawan in July.
Just Eat urged the shareholders to reject the Prossus's offer to undervalue the company's value and its development prospects.
Prosus's move marks a growing interest in the food distribution business. Earlier this year, Amazon led an investment of $575 million in Deliveroo in the UK, which is currently under review by regulators.
Delivery service providers in various markets are competing for consumers, and just eat is an important player in the UK market. In 2014, just eat invested in iFood in Brazil and integrated its business in Brazil.
Prosus said it had invested $2.8 billion in food distribution, including delivery hero in Germany, swiggy in India and iFood in Brazil. Like online classified advertising and online payment, online food distribution is one of prosus's three key investment areas
Bob van Dijk, the company's chief executive, said in an interview that, in the event of a successful bid for Just Eat, Pros will provide food service in more than 50 markets, leading to more than 40 of them.
Prosus said it had made several proposals to the Just Eat board, but had so far reached no agreement. It states:
Just Eat says it tends to merge with Takeaway. This will enable both companies to strengthen their competitive positions, the company said. The merger was supported by Cat Rock Capital Management, one of Just Eat's largest shareholders. The investment company said Prosus's offe
Pros, which was listed in Amsterdam in September last year, was designed to release value to the shareholders and to attract new investors. The value of the Npasters, which holds the majority of the Pros, has long been below its asset value. In addition to holding Tencent's shares, Pros has also invested in the Russian social media operator Mail.ru Group and the AOL. Chen Chen