Uber’s push to expand its food delivery empire just hit another roadblock as the DOJ scrutinizes its plan to buy Postmates



a person holding a sign: Uber has become increasingly reliant on food delivery during the pandemic. Reuters


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Uber has become increasingly reliant on food delivery during the pandemic. Reuters

  • The DOJ is taking a closer look at Uber’s plans to buy Postmates, Uber disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday.
  • The “second request,” as it’s called, puts the deal on hold indefinitely until both companies “substantially comply” with the government’s request for more details and it gives the deal a green light.
  • But the DOJ’s request signals it’s “concerned about the deal,” Sam Weinstein, a former DOJ antitrust lawyer, told Business Insider.
  • Uber pivoted to buy Postmates after merger talks with Grubhub reportedly fell through over similar¬† antitrust concerns as the platform faces increased scrutiny from lawmakers.
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Uber’s plans to expand its food delivery business by acquiring Postmates have hit a roadblock.

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