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Flotation (rotation) cost

The costs associated with creating capital through the issue of new stocks or bonds, including the compensation earned by the investment banker plus legal, accounting and printing expenses.

flotation

the process by which a new company or an established PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANY becomes a PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY and issues SHARES to the general public. By going public a company is able to raise large amounts of capital by issuing a PROSPECTUS inviting shareholders to subscribe for shares. See SHARE ISSUE.

flotation

the issue of shares in a newly established or existing private company whereby the company goes ‘public’ and obtains a listing of its shares on the STOCK EXCHANGE. See SHARE ISSUE.
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But the first thing a company considering a flotation should do is get its management team to ask some important questions, both of themselves and their advisers.
Generally, gravity based and froth flotation methods are adopted for beneficiation of low-grade lead-zinc ores.
Abdelrahman and Khaled [6] attempted to process the shale of the Qusier and Safaga regions, Egypt, by froth flotation with no satisfactory results.
29 million between the last year before its flotation and the most recent year before March 2003 while Myratec.
Indeed, in advance of the private-equity backed Promethean World flotation, the company was keen to make investors aware that it was coming to market without debt and with a clear dividend policy.
The latest flotation is that of Software for Sport, a company producing ticketing software systems, chiefly used by Premier League football clubs.
Choose your advisers carefully ( you will need them both before and after flotation.
But stockbrokers were up in arms about the failed flotation and said private investors, who were invited to apply for at least pounds 1,000 of shares each, would be put off parting with their cash in future share offers.
Dickinson Dees also advised stockbroker Teather & Greenwood on a recent share placing on AIM by Touchstone Group, and advised broker Brewin Dolphin Securities on the pounds 50m flotation of County Durham's Hargreaves Services, whose shares begin trading on AIM today.
As a first step though, many directors just want to know whether their company is suitable for 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.
flotation in 1997 I believe this is now an appropriate time for