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  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
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.