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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Stocks & shares
flotationflo‧ta‧tion /fləʊˈteɪʃən $ floʊ-/ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 BFSa time when shares in a company are made available for people to buy for the first time The company has decided to postpone its flotation on the stock market.2 flotation chamber/compartment etc
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flotationAll right then, how many of your would like to try a session in a flotation tank?However, with a flotation come outside shareholders and a proportionate loss of control.The shares were the remainder of those allotted to Abbey National savers and borrowers at the time of its flotation.At the time of its flotation I had an argument with some one who was planning to invest in it.The stock market debutant has lost 70 % of its value since its flotation last month.Now he's leading the company's stock market flotation, an exercise which brings a personal bonus of £1.3m.Profit predictions for 1992 at the time of flotation in 1989 were around £20m.The money from the share flotation will be used to strengthen the company's financial position.The stock market's recent steady performance in the run up to the water issue has helped ensure the success of the flotation.
From Longman Business Dictionaryflotationflo‧ta‧tion /fləʊˈteɪʃənfloʊ-/ noun [countable, uncountable]FINANCE making shares in a company available for people to buy for the first timeThe group has decided to postpone its stockmarket flotation until next year.If the dividend had been cut, it might have made investors nervous about the forthcoming share flotation.
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