SOURCE: Floyd Associates

August 18, 2008 16:01 ET

Floyd Associates to Assist Issuers in Obtaining Listing on the Dubai International Financial Exchange

Global Companies Can Benefit From Listing on World Class Exchange

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - Floyd Associates, a privately held consulting firm with operations in strategic development, investment banking, and mergers & acquisitions, announced today that it has launched a new service aimed at guiding companies from around the world through the process of obtaining a listing on the Dubai International Financial Exchange. Issuers will benefit from expert advice and assistance pertaining to obtaining a primary or secondary listing on prestigious exchange.

The Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX) is the only financial exchange in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that hosts a broad mix of local, regional and international members. It is the only exchange that has contractual market makers, ensuring liquidity. Corporate issuers from around the world can benefit from the expertise of Floyd Associates in obtaining a listing on the Dubai International Financial Exchange. Serving the vast area between the Western European financial exchanges and Hong Kong, the DIFX is ideally situated for companies that seek to access Middle Eastern capital markets.

Coming up in October 2008 Floyd Associates, Emirates Capital, and Nortia Capital are hosting the Global Investment Symposium. The Conference will be held at the Burj Al Arab, the world's only 7-star hotel, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During the event, both public and privately held companies will have the opportunity to present and network with over 100 international investors, investment bankers, and fund managers. To register for this event please go to:

Floyd Associates Dubai is responsible for offering strategic development advice to Companies interested in exploring opportunities in the rapidly growing markets of the Middle East. In addition to helping companies gain access to markets and sources of capital in the Middle East, the Company provides advisory services related Shariah compliance aimed at educating clients about the steps that need to be taken to comply with Islamic investment guidelines.

"We have experienced rapid growth in our Middle Eastern operations recently. There is great demand for expert advice on strategies to expand and to take advantage of the rapid economic growth experienced by GCC states. Our team possesses the know-how and the experience to guide clients and to ensure their long-term success," said Mr. Nima Montazeri, Floyd Associates' Managing Director. "We invite interested parties to contact us and to join our upcoming Global Investment Symposium in Dubai to obtain a better understanding of our operations and how they can benefit from our expertise," he added.

To read more about Floyd Associates please visit If you have questions or comments, please contact us by email at or call us at: +1 (310) 300-0890.

About Floyd Associates

Floyd Associates is a privately held consulting firm with expertise in strategic development, investment banking, and mergers and acquisitions. Our expert team advises companies of various sizes on international expansion strategies, optimal capital structures, and formation of strategic alliances. Capitalizing on years of experience, the Company offers complete solutions customized to meet the specific needs of each of its clients. The Company intends to form long lasting relationships with its clients and to maximize shareholder value through optimization of capital structure and business planning. Solutions include business expansion plans, global corporate finance solutions, and international trade strategies.

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