ECONOMY

Hardouvelis to headline listed firms’ London roadshow

This year’s London roadshow by Greek listed companies on September 17-19 will feature Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis and Deputy Development Minister Notis Mitarakis, as well as dozens of firms and hundreds of business meetings in the UK capital.

On September 18 Hardouvelis will speak on the course of the Greek economy and answer foreign analysts’ questions in the building that houses Bloomberg and will host the roadshow organized by the Athens Exchange for the ninth year running.

The Athens-listed enterprises to participate in the London roadshow are the following: Piraeus Bank, National Bank of Greece, Eurobank, Alpha Bank, Attica Bank, Ellaktor, Aegean Airlines, Corinth Pipeworks, Eurobank Properties, Folli Follie, Fourlis, Frigoglass, GEK-Terna, Terna Energy, Sarantis, Hellenic Exchanges, Intralot, Kri Kri, Lamda Development, Marfin Investment Group, METKA, MLS Informatics, Motor Oil, Mytilineos, OTE telecom, OPAP gaming company, Plaisio Computers, Public Power Corporation, Thrace Plastics, Titan Cement and Hellenic Technodomiki Anemos.

Some 900 meetings between Greek companies and foreign funds have already been lined up, against 806 last year and 316 in 2012. Big foreign investors and investment advisers from Central Europe and the US will also be attending, among them Adelphi Capital, Esemplia, Argonaut, JP Morgan, Lupus Alpha, Neon Liberty, York Capital, Marathon, Henderson, Pimco, Lansdowne Partners, Millennium Capital Partners, Wellington and Gladstone Partners.

The banking sector will be the main focus of the London meetings as it will be just a month before the results of the European stress tests come out, while foreign investors are well-positioned in Greek lenders and intend to support their investments through participating in possible share capital increases in the coming months.