- 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.
In a regulatory filing Friday, Uber disclosed that the US Department of Justice has issued a “second request” to both companies, temporarily halting the deal while the government gathers more information.