UPDATE 1-Tumi Holdings files for IPO of up to $300 mln

Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:40pm EST

* To list common stock under the symbol "TUMI"

* Names Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse as underwriters

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Tumi Holdings Inc, a maker of luxury baggage and accessories, filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday to raise up to $300 million in an initial public offering of its common stock.

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the New Jersey-based company said Goldman, Sachs & Co and Credit Suisse would underwrite the offering.

The company, founded in 1975 and backed by European private equity group Doughty Hanson group, intends to list its common stock under the symbol "TUMI", but did not reveal the exchange it would list on.

For the twelve months ended Sept. 25, the company posted net sales of $312.8 million and operating income of $55.9 million, according to the filing.

Tumi distributes its products in over 65 countries through about 1,600 points of distribution, the filing said.

The filing did not disclose how many shares the company planned to sell or their expected price.

The amount of money a company says it plans to raise in its first IPO filings is used to calculate registration fees. The final size of the IPO could be different.

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