GEK Terna

GEK Terna Holding Real Estate Construction (Greek: ΓΕΚ ΤΕΡΝΑ) is a large Greek conglomerate which is listed on the Athens Exchange. Its construction branch Terna is one of the leading enterprises of its sector in Greece.

GEK Terna Holdings Real Estate Constructions S.A.
Native name
Anonymi Etairia
Traded asAthex: GEKTERNA
IndustryConstruction, Energy
Founded1969 (1969) (as GEK)
HeadquartersAthens, Greece
Area served
Key people
Giorgos Peristeris (Chairman)
Waste management
Real Estate
Revenue 1.923 billion[1] (2014)
203.97 million[2] (2014)
129.06 million[1] (2014)
Total assets 3.380 billion[3] (2014)
Total equity 864.01 million [3] (2014)
OwnersYork Global Finance Offshore BDH (Luxembourg) S.a.r.l. (17.35%)
Giorgos Peristeris (14.1%)
Nikolaos Kampas (10%)
Number of employees
5.000 [3] (2014)
SubsidiariesTerna Energy S.A. (45.9%)[4]
Heron S.A. (50%)

GEK Terna's electric utilities branch Terna Energy lately focussed on the production and transmission of renewable energy. Through its subsidiary Heron S.A., it is as well involved in the construction and operation of thermoelectric power generation fuelled with natural gas. Terna Energy is listed separately on the Athens Exchange (Athex: TENERGY ).[5] [6]


The company was formed when former competitors GEK and TERNA merged in 1999. Until 2008, GEK was the name of the holding with TERNA being its operational branch. The Athens-based company has been listed at the Athens Exchange since 1969[7] and belongs to the 25 companies forming the FTSE/Athex Large Cap index. In 2013, U.S. investment firm York Capital Magagement bought a 10% share of the company.[8]

Rail privatization bid

Following the Greek government-debt crisis, GEK Terna showed interest in the planned privatization of Greek state-owned railway carrier TrainOSE. Together with the state-owned railway companies of Russia and France, RZD and SNCF, and Romanian private railway carrier Grup Feroviar Roman, it placed a joint bid for TrainOSE and the Hellenic Company for Rolling Stock Maintenance (Rosco), currently held by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund. Following the January 2015 legislative election, the new SYRIZA-led administration however put the decision under review.[9]

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