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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.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

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.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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It is notoriously difficult to predict when will be the most opportune moment to go for a stock market flotation, but a sensible, measured evaluation of the key factors with input from experienced professional advisers will help.
Abdelrahman and Khaled [6] attempted to process the shale of the Qusier and Safaga regions, Egypt, by froth flotation with no satisfactory results.
New Look, owned by buy-out firms Permira andApax Partners, stressed it had not binned flotation plans altogether.
ISOFT Group saw its profits rise four fold to pounds 7.29 million between the last year before its flotation and the most recent year before March 2003 while Myratec.net suffered a retrenchment with profits slumping by over 6,000 per cent.
Northern Rock members are ready for pounds 1000 from a planned flotation.
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.
Sentiment was hurt by the poor reception to HMV's flotation - HMV's shares started conditional trading last Friday at 192p and have slid since.
Choose your advisers carefully ( you will need them both before and after flotation.
The team has just advised on its fourth flotation in as many months, underscoring a blistering first-half year of Stock Exchange activity nationally for Pinsent Curtis.
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.
More than 200,000 disappointed private investors are to get a pounds 20 betting voucher instead of shares in bookmakers William Hill after its flotation was abandoned at the last minute.
This renewed confidence in the public markets means that flotation is firmly on the agenda for many small and medium-sized companies.