Egbert Deekeling, Senior Partner of Deekeling Arndt Advisors talks about his Consultancy and the AMO Partnership and highlights the benefits to clients which will arise from their membership of AMO.
Q: Who is Deekeling Arndt Advisors?
We are a consultancy established in 1995. With a team of 70 people, we advise DAX 30 companies as well as medium and small size organizations in various sectors, with complex communications issues.
Q: What motivated Deekeling Arndt Advisors to become a partner of AMO?
We joined the AMO Partnership as part of an ambitious expansion strategy to serve the financial communication needs of companies operating in and outside the German market. As you know, Germany is one of the most important markets in Europe and we believe that by being part of an international network of top-quality consultancies, we will be able to add more value to our clients conducting mission-critical projects on a global scale. At the same time, I am confident that this alliance will also offer opportunities to our Partners and their clients.
Q: Why did you choose AMO?
The AMO Partnership is the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies. It brings together local-market leaders with unrivaled knowledge of stakeholder perceptions, financial markets and cross-border transactions in the key financial centers of Europe, Asia and the Americas. Since the AMO Partnership was founded over 15 years ago it has been consistently at the top of the global M&A league tables. Last year AMO advised on over 200 transactions.
Together, we can provide sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations and corporate crises to clients around the world.
Q: How is AMO comprised?
With the incorporation of Deekeling Arndt Advisors, the Partnership will be comprised of 12 market-leading partner consultancies and four associates in 47 offices around the world. Partners include:
- The Abernathy MacGregor Group in the United States
- Maitland in the United Kingdom
- Havas Worldwide Paris in France, Belgium and Dubai
- Llorente & Cuenca in Spain, Portugal and Latin America
- Hirzel.Neef.Schmid.Counselors in Switzerland
- SPJ in the Netherlands
- Porda Havas in China
- AD HOC Communication Advisors in Italy
- NATIONAL Public Relations in Canada
- Hallvarsson & Halvarsson in Sweden
- EM in Russia
- Deekeling Arndt Advisors in Germany
The Associates are:
- Financial & Corporate Relations in Australia
- NBS in Poland
- Ashton Consulting in Japan
- Macoll Communication Consulting in South Korea