Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Desalination company IDE set for IPO

Delek Group Ltd. (TASE: DLEKG) and Israel Chemicals Ltd. (TASE: CHIM) announced that they plan to float at least 25% of their joint venture IDE Technologies Ltd. on the London Stock Exchange. Sources tell Globes that IDE plans to raise up to $200 million at a company value of $500 million, before money.

IDE was founded in 1965. The company develops both thermal and seawater reverse osmosis desalination - the two prevailing technologies for seawater desalination, and is active in 40 countries, including China, India, Israel, Australia, Latin America, and the US. It has designed and built more than 370 facilities to date.