Corporate News Roundup - December 2019

Posted Thursday 19th December 2019

$50bn merger deal creates automotive behemoth

A 50:50 merger between the two companies will create the fourth-largest automaker alongside confirmation that the deal will not result in any plant closures. Will the merger aid the drive towards a future of electric vehicles?

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UK start-ups to watch throughout 2020

The UK start-up scene is still booming with over $10bn in venture capital funding in 2019. As we close in on the end of the year, who are the top UK start-ups to watch out for next year?

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Hastee raises €243m to grow financial well-being solution

London-based fintech, Hastee, has raised capital as it looks to grow and develop its financial well-being solution. The company gives workers immediate access to their earned pay instead of waiting until the end of the month. As the solution provides workers with more flexible cash-flow, it could help reduce the need of payday lenders.

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My Online Therapy raises £4.2m

Lighthouse Investment Group have committed £4.2m to the UK’s first virtual psychology clinic, My Online Therapy. The service allows people to connect with psychologists by video, live chat or daily messaging to help provide more accessible support for those struggling with mental health.

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Joelson’s Charity of the Year

Over the past 12 months we have been supporting Trekstock, the charity that helps young adults suffering with cancer. We are proud to have been able to help raise money for a great charity. Next year we will be supporting The Brain Tumour Charity.

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