I also had a negative experience with Parigi Equity Partners in real estate business and in some projects in CIS.
Mr. Parigi is a good speaker and in a first approach you can be easily get involved, but be careful, behind his speech there is nothing, only avidity for your money. Contracts he makes are standard templates and you will be always disadvantaged from it.
Furthermore the firm does not have a permanent (and qualified) staff; associates change quickly and most of them are incompetent. But they do not get fired, they run away from that office. Recently I get to know why: Mr. Parigi does not consider it necessary to pay them. So he pretends to be well paid in advance for his so called “coordination”, “clean signature” and “expertise”, but at the same time do not pay people working with him and for him, it’s a shame...
So it is a real Italian firm doing “Italian Job”!