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the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)

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financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares

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Froth flotation is a surface chemistry-based process for separation of fine solids that takes advantage of the difference in wettability between the separated particles.
Summary: Online sports betting firm Betfair has fired the starting gun on a flotation expected to value the firm at around Au1.
TODAY marks the beginning of trading for shares in Supergroup, the fashion retailer behind the Superdry brand, following its flotation which valued the company at approximately pounds 395m.
The private equity owner of Alton Towers and Madame Tussauds firm Merlin Entertainments said it had put the leisure group's pounds 2bn stock market debut on ice - while the same company has halted a flotation of US travel business Travelport.
All flotations are complex and take the time of management and they also run up bills for costs which affect the first year's trading' said Mr Baker.
IRISH teleconferencing company Spectel, which scrapped a planned flotation last year,lost $1.
They can expect at least pounds 500 from the life assurance and pensions firm going for a Stock Market flotation.
The Alternative Investment Market was established in 1995 to attract smaller companies to the possibility of flotation.
Punch's move will send shockwaves through the market for new issues, and is likely to raise doubts over flotations proposed in the coming months.
The Newcastle firm advised Prudhoe telecommunications specialist, BNS Telecom, on its flotation on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) last week.
This has included 11 flotations and a round of secondary issue work as clients have reorganised their businesses to meet the e-commerce challenge.
This renewed confidence in the public markets means that flotation is firmly on the agenda for many small and medium-sized companies.
Every time something like this happens it puts people off stock market flotations, especially so soon after Thomson.
Emma has over seven years experience advising public companies on flotations, fund raisings and takeover code offers, including public to private takeovers.
ONLINE sports betting firm Betfair is planning a flotation expected valuing the firm at around pounds 1.