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  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.