UPDATE 1-Era Group files for IPO of up to $150 mln

Tue Aug 2, 2011 6:53am EDT

* Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank are underwriters

* Era plans to list Class A common stock on NYSE under the symbol "ERA" (Follows Alerts)

Aug 2 (Reuters) - Helicopter operator Era Group Inc, owned by SEACOR Holdings Inc , filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $150 million in an initial public offering of its Class A common stock.

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank would be underwriting the offering.

The Lake Charles, Louisiana-based company said it would use proceeds from the offering to repay a portion of advances received from SEACOR, which owns 100 percent of the outstanding common stock and will continue to be the controlling stockholder after the offering.

The company plans to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ERA."

The amount of money a company says it plans to raise in its first IPO filing is used to calculate registration fees. The final size of the IPO can be different. (Reporting by Chris Jonathan Peters in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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