Auro Palomba in the European Financial Communication Advisor’s TOP 5

News - Tuesday 27 February, 2024

Auro Palomba, CEO and founder of Community, is the only Italian advisor in the 2023 “Top PR Consultants” EMEA ranking drawn up by MergerLinks, provider of services and intelligence in the financial sector drawing up one of the most influential rankings of the advisors involved with M&A deals worldwide. Mr. Palomba ranks 5th, as he has overseen more than 80 deals, out of which 15 were rated within Mergerlinks’ criteria, estimating a total value of GBP 8.6 billion.

Auro Palomba, CEO and founder of Community, said: “I am really honoured to have been included this ranking as the only Italian representative, alongside prestigious European peers. It is a testament to the value of Community, as well as of its professionals’ work and determination. That is why I want to share this success whit them, as it is evidence to where the path that we have been undertaking in our company’s 23-year-long history has led us now, as we compete with the best international realities in the communication market; one that  requires increasingly cross skills and the aptitude to assist our clients in the key stages of their growth.”

In 2023, Community exceeded 12.5 million in turnover (+17%), with 200+ active clients and the skills to manage every facet of communication, which have positioned the firm among the top international rankings for financial communication advisors.

With offices in Milan, Rome and Treviso, and a network of partnerships stretching into several other countries, Community is a multidisciplinary group working in the creation, management, and defense of the reputation of companies and financial institutions. Founded in 2001, over the years the firm has widened its range of services, aiming to affirm its distinctive approach in each one: from traditional and digital communication, public speaking, and media training expertise to the ability of draft sociology-based surveys and fully tailor-made market research.

Community currently employs 60 professionals spread across different locations and coordinated by Managing Partners Roberto Patriarca and Marco Rubino, Senior Partner Giuliano Pasini, and Partners Pasquo Cicchini and Giovanna Benvenuti.

Since 2022 Community has been part of the Excellera Advisory Group, the largest corporate affairs advisory firm in Italy, which was established from the combination of Cattaneo Zanetto Pomposo & Co. and – more recently – that of Value Relations, with the support of Xenon Private Equity.