Just Eat plc’s Acquisition of City Pantry Limited


Osborne Clarke has completed its first instruction for Just Eat plc, advising on the acquisition of City Pantry Limited.

City Pantry, founded in 2014, is Europe’s leading B2B catering marketplace, linking caterers and restaurants with corporate customers providing food for their employees or clients. The business currently helps feed more than 120,000 people at 1000 corporate customers every month.

Just Eat plc is an online food order and delivery service. It acts as an intermediary between independent take-out food outlets and customers. It is headquartered in London, England and operates in 13 countries in Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

The Osborne Clarke team was led by corporate Partner Edward Persse (Picture), who was supported by corporate associates John Jarvis and Annie Nelson. Luolan Dong and Dan Sharman advised on tax matters.

Hill Dickinson advised the shareholders of City Pantry Ltd on this transaction with Corporate partner David Mkhitarian, supported by senior associate James Down and trainee solicitor Olivia Jones.

Involved fees earner: James Down – Hill Dickinson; David Mkhitarian – Hill Dickinson; Luolan Dong – Osborne Clarke; John Jarvis – Osborne Clarke; Annie Nelson – Osborne Clarke; Edward Persse – Osborne Clarke; Dan Sharman – Osborne Clarke;

Law Firms: Hill Dickinson; Osborne Clarke;

Clients: City Pantry; Just Eat;