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Joining forces for the first time to offer Greek businesses the chance to benefit from comprehensive support

 

HELLENIC EXCHANGES-ATHENS STOCK EXCHANGE (ATHEX) is the parent company of the Group of companies that support the operation of the Greek capital market. The parent company and its 100% subsidiaries ATHEXClear and ATHEX CSD operate the organized cash and derivatives markets, carry out trade clearing, settlement and registration of securities, provide comprehensive IT solutions to the Greek capital market, and promote the development of capital markets culture in Greece. In a period that the role of stock markets in exploring alternative ways of financing business, at a European level, is significantly enhanced, the Athens Exchange Group has taken a series of initiatives to highlight the attractiveness of the Greek Capital Market and the Greek companies to the international investment community and expand the variety of investment opportunities by developing a secure, stable and accessible market environment. The reliability in operation, the transparency, the trust in relationships, the corporate governance know how and the harmonization with international standards are the prerequisites of the competitive Greek capital market.

 

Enterprise Greece is the national official Investment and Trade Promotion Agency of Greece under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism, which promotes and facilitates private investment in Greece and export trade from Greece. Making Greece More Global, More Attractive, More Competitive: Enterprise Greece is designed to assist foreign investors and enterprises to do business with Greece, to contribute to the outward looking orientation of the Greek economy, to attract foreign investment, to troubleshoot issues related to the public administration, and to provide key investment and business information. Enterprise Greece promotes the entire gamut of investment sectors in which Greece excels. In addition, Enterprise Greece promotes Greek products and services to the global marketplace by helping Greek businesses reach new markets, find new business partners, and become more competitive and attractive.

 

The Hellenic Venture Capital & Private Equity association (HVCA) was established on September 2003, as a professional non-profit organization, aiming at promoting and developing the activities of venture capital funds, examining issues of common interest concerning its members as well as protecting their business interests. The association’s members are 18 companies who are all engaged in Greek Venture Capital industry.

 

TANEO is a Greek state-sponsored, privately funded and independently managed fund-of-venture capital funds, Greece’s only institutional fund-of-funds. TANEO was initially founded by the State, was later privatized, upon raising €105m from the private market, through a bond issue, listed in ISE and guaranteed by the Hellenic Republic. TANEO invests exclusively in new Investment Vehicles managed by private sector entities operating under commercial criteria. TANEO participates in 11 Venture capital funds that have already invested in more than 50 Greek SMEs.

 

PRAXI Network is an established technology transfer organization with long-standing experience in assisting Greek SMEs and research organisations to achieve cross-border technological cooperation. It is a distinct administrative unit operating within the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH). Its services are extended from information to mediation and advisory support covering the whole spectrum of activities related with research collaboration, technology transfer and commercial exploitation of research results. Currently acts as the coordinator of the Greek consortium of the Enterprise Europe Network, the largest network of integrated business support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and in parallel as National Contact Point for "Horizon 2020".