Diccicco Battista Communications, Conshohocken, has acquired neighbor DeFazio Communications for an undisclosed sum.

The combined firms will employ 30, with gross billings of more than $6 million, acquired firm principal Tony DeFazio told me. Clients include Holy Redeemer Hospital, Applebee's, Heraeus Precious Metals, Original Canal's, LaSalle University, University of Kentucky Healthcare, BioClinica, Ameican Realty Capital, among others. 

Diccicco Battista traces its roots to the 1960s; its current management organized in 2010, with Mike Diccicco as CEO, Sean Donahue as creative director, Tim Cifelli as PR director. Cifelli and DeFazio are past partners in the PR business.