BANCO POPOLARE DI VERONA E NOVARA GROUP, SHAREHOLDER IN UBH S.P.A. UBH S.P.A.
The Group was founded on 1 June 2002 through the merger of two major banks: Banca Popolare di Verona – Banco S. Geminiano e S. Prospero, and Banca Popolare di Novara. The birth of the Group created one of Italy’s largest banking organisations: in terms of stock-market value and number of shareholders, Banco Popolare di Verona e Novara is one of the biggest in the “Popolari” (mutual bank) category, and amongst Italy’s 10 largest banks by size and assets. The leading international rating firms take a very favourable view of the Group, giving it one of the market’s best ratings. On a co-brand basis with Rexfin
, the BPVN has created a line of exclusive products offering exceptional ease of access and highly competitive terms. The Banco Popolare di Verona e Novara also owns 15% of U.B.H. S.p.A., the holding company which in turn owns 95.70% of Professionecasa and 90% of Rexfin
UniCredito Italiano is Italy’s largest banking group in terms of stock-market value. In Europe, it is one of the top 5 banking groups with regard to efficiency and profitability, and one of the top 20 by total assets. Created in 1998 by the merger of Credito Italiano and Rolo Banca 1473 with Cariverona, Cassa di Risparmio di Torino e Cassamarca, in 1999 it also acquired Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto and Cassa di Risparmio di Trieste. July 2002 saw the conclusion of the first stage of a reorganisation and merger project which led to the formation of UniCreditBanca, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the parent company UniCredito Italiano. The Group has a network of 4,115 branches and 1,763 promoters. UniCreditBanca assists Professionecasa in the development of the network, and aids Rexfin in the provision of mortgage loans. Moreover, UniCreditBanca shares with Professionecasa the group’s key characteristics of dynamism and an orientation towards growth and innovation.
Allianz RAS is one of the leading companies on the Italian insurance market, with more than 4 million clients. This leadership rests on solid foundations: constant responsiveness to the clientele’s demands, and an impressive willingness to innovate. This is why Assirex, a UBH group company, has chosen Allianz RAS as partner in the home and life insurance sector.
Censi and Mediawebcasa merged with the aim of creating a single organisation combining professionalism and experience, and created Magic srl.
Magic provides allUBH group brand franchisers with assistance and support through a service ranging from point-of-sale design to furnishings and equipment. Magic also handles the regular supply of all stationery forms, the distribution of merchandising products, and the management of advertising in the main specialist journals.
Last but not least, Magic produces magazines and leaflets in various formats, with a full service running from graphic design through to the drafting of editorial contents, and from printing to delivery.
ACRILICA WEB AGENCY 2.0
Acrilica srl Web Agency 2.0 is the professional service & consultancy company within the Business Network Service group and it operates in two affiliated areas: Web Production and Web Marketing.
In the sphere of Web Production it designs and creates web sites, intranet, electronic commerce systems and email marketing systems.
In the sphere of Web Marketing it provides consultancy services for web marketing, the construction of communities for your company in Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube and the optimisation and positioning in research engines.
Mediaedge:Cia (Mec) is Italy’s leading media agency in terms of experience (it has been in operation since 1983) and value of contracts handled. In 2001 it became part of the WPP group, the world’s largest communications conglomerate. Mec’s core business is the strategy, implementation and control of media campaigns, now backed up by web services of all kinds, relational marketing and content development.
Mec’s mission is Active Engagement, assisting clients in the establishment of absolute consumer loyalty for their brands. This aim is pursued through NAVIGATOR, the exclusive Mec operating process applied all over the world. Amongst the top agencies at the world-wide level (where it operates through 4500 professionals in 199 offices in 79 states), in Italy Mec has 313 professionals in three offices (Milan, Rome and Verona) and is organised in 9 units, each organised as an independent media agency, headed by a Client Service Director who assures the clientele all the commitment and know-how required.
I-Side conceives, develops and manages on-line services which prioritise interaction and mass participation, to provide users with information and enjoyment, engage their interest, and achieve sales. Founded in 1999 by Davide Romieri and Paolo Prestinari, i-Side has worked for Professionecasa on the creation of its on-line training programme.
This is an organisation created by consulting and training professionals who have always worked within the Professionecasa network, with the aim of offering services to all companies intending to successfully face development and change through a tailor-made training system. The CFD consultants and trainers have acquired in-depth, state-of-the-art experience in the management of franchising enterprise problems and the identification of effective solutions.
BARABINO & PARTNERS
With 80 employees, 4 offices in Milan, Rome, Genoa and Brussels, Barabino & Partners is Italian leader in consulting in communications strategies and corporate communications, specialising in the corporate/institutional, economic-financial, brand communication, ict and investor relations sectors. A dedicated service, experienced working teams, knowledge of the Italian market, specialist expertise in the various areas of activity, capability for innovation and commitment to each individual client: these are the key characteristics through which Barbarino & Partners has won market leadership.
SCRIPTA ET VERBA COMUNICATION
Scripta et verba Communication is a young, dynamic company, an agency which offers consulting and projects in the communications and marketing sector, from promotion to corporate image management, and from the creation of Below and Above the line material to multimedia support. A background in communication strategies and techniques intended to convey constantly effective messages and create the bases for full exploitation of new opportunities.
Composad belongs to the Mauro Saviola Group, and is one of the leading players in the flat-pack furniture industry. As well as its products Composad, based at Viadana near Mantua, offers a high level of creative flair and the marketing expertise needed to develop extremely rational, optimised lines, with high design content and exceptional final consumer appeal. The partnership with Professionecasa has led to the birth of Abitando, a company which provides home furnishing solutions for the group estate agents’ clientele