Netherlands-based meal delivery company Takeaway.com said the expected timetable for its takeover of British rival Just Eat would be delayed by a week after UK competition authorities said it would look at the deal. 

Earlier this month, Just Eat's shareholders agreed to the all-stock deal valued at £6.2 billion over a rival bid from tech investment giant Prosus. 

Takeaway.com said in a statement that Just Eat would be renamed Just East Takeaway.com on January 31 and trading in the company's shares will commence under the new name with effect from February 3. 

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed yesteday that it believed a probe into the deal may be warranted.

The CMA said today it was seeking comment on the deal from interested parties by February 6.