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Ελληνικά Λογιστικά Πρότυπα: H ακαδημαϊκή και η επαγγελματική άποψη


Ελληνική έκδοση | Greek version




The International Hellenic University in cooperation with the National Federation of Self-Employed Tax Consultants (POFEE) and the Association of Self-Employed Tax Consultants of Thessaloniki (EFEETH) are organizing an event – round table discussion on:

Greek Accounting Standards: Academic and Professional Viewpoints

Saturday December 6th, 2014 at 10:30 am
Central Auditorium

Address: 14th km Thessaloniki – Ν. Moudania (Thermi Junction)
Thessaloniki Thermi, Greece
For information on how to reach the International Hellenic University click here.

The keynote speaker of the event is Prof. Constantine Karamanis,
Associate Professor, University of Athens
Chairman of the Working Group that drafted The Law for Greek Accounting Standards.

Round table participants:
Dr. Stergios Leventis, Senior Lecturer at IHU
Mr. Vassilios Kampanis, Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants (GSEVEE) & National Federation of Self-Employed Tax Consultants (POFEE)
Panayiotis Vroustouris, Chartered Accountant
Roundtable Chair: Mr. Ioannis Dovelos, Chairman of the Association of Self-Employed Tax Consultants (EFEETH)

Participation is free of charge.
Enroll at our electronic address: Due to the high number of registrations, the registration for the event is now open only for those who wish to view the online streaming feed.
Click here for the registration form

This event will be broadcast live via internet (live streaming) on the IHU’s Website:

The event language will be Greek.


Contact Information
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014 19:05

Research Seminar Series, Thursday 20 November

 Research Seminar Series


 Seminar Title


“Reverse Takeovers, Are they a viable IPO Alternative?”


Mario Levis, Emeritus Professor Cass Business School,

City University London


Thursday 20 November 2014,

Time: 16:00-17:00, Seminar Room B.1


The School of Economics and Business Administration & Legal Studies of the International Hellenic University (IHU) would like to invite you to the next presentation in the Research Seminar Series. Mario Levis, Emeritus Professor Cass Business School will present the topic of “Reverse Takeovers, Are they a viable IPO Alternative?”.

The purpose of the Research Seminar Series is to bring together the academic and business community by presenting contemporary research topics in Finance, Business, Marketing, Accounting and Economics, among others. Through these seminars, as an international centre of knowledge, innovation and research, at the crossroads of Southern Europe, the IHU attempts to further strengthen its strategic role in academic excellence. Drawing on the experience of outstanding Greek and international academics, working papers are presented on a regular basis, with the aim of establishing a meeting point for active researchers.


Speaker information:

Mario Levis is Emeritus Professor of Finance at Cass Business School, City University. He is internationally known for his academic and professional work on IPOs, private equity, small companies' performance and equity trading strategies. He has published extensively in these areas in leading academic journals. His work has attracted national press coverage in the UK and numerous academic citations. He teaches corporate finance and asset management on various postgraduate and executive programmes.


Presentation at a glance:

The UK regulatory framework regarding Reverse Takeovers (RTOs) is markedly different from the US in terms of transaction structure, disclosure requirements and shareholder approvals. We examine the potential implications of such differences on the motivation, characteristics and aftermarket performance of RTOs listed on the LSE. We find that the majority of UK RTOs involve synergistic mergers with going-concern public companies, raising money at the time of going public, leaving only a relatively small number of RTOs that reverse into some type of listed shell equity. Moreover, we show that RTOs are not fundamentally different from their IPO peers in terms of survival and aftermarket performance. These results are consistent with the view that the disclosure and transparency of the regulatory framework by lowering information asymmetry, providing additional protection to investors and reducing mispricing, leads to the elevation of RTOs to a viable alternative to IPOs.


IHU Information:

IHU is Greece’s first public university where programmes are taught exclusively in English. It currently offers postgraduate programmes in various disciplines in three Schools: Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, Humanities and Science & Technology.


Dr Stergios Leventis and Dr Fragiskos Archontakis
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