Oil shale flotation would make use of the difference in wettability between the organic matter and hydrophilic inorganic minerals.
The flotation of El-Nakheil oil shale was investigated as a function of collector type, dosage and pulp pH.
The benefits of a successful flotation can be enormous, acting as a catalyst for growth, providing an opportunity to raise finance in a difficult financial climate, and increasing a company''s image and profile with potential customers and investors.
Any board embarking on the flotation trail should therefore focus on a clearly defined business plan and support from a good set of advisors from the beginning.
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Ideally, one individual from the company should co-ordinate all aspects of the flotation
, supported by a committee of the board with direct responsibility.
The law firm worked with BNS for over a year putting in place the necessary legal preparations for the company's flotation
as well as advising the company on the transaction itself.
on AIM is expected to raise pounds 9 million.
Ward Hadaway's flotation
partner, David Crone, explained: "In traditional seminars attendees can feel uncomfortable asking questions in an open forum, on such a commercially sensitive issues, as competitors could easily be in the same room.
William Hill's owner, Japanese bank Nomura, sold the betting shop chain to venture capitalists Cinven and CVC Capital Partners for pounds 825 million on Saturday instead of going ahead with a flotation
This increased activity, which included the Biofuels Corporation plc flotation
and Tanfield Group plc fund raising, demonstrates the increased confidence of the public markets in small to medium-sized enterprises.
Group's organizational needs post flotation
, was designed to