Cole Haan Makes It Official, Files for IPO

Cole Haan is finally stepping out and has made its initial public offering official. 
After teasing in August that it would stage an IPO, the footwear firm filed its registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday. 
The filing paints a picture of a brand that is growing both sales and profits and has successfully leapt of over two key divides in fashion — the migration from formal to casual business wear and the move to digital marketing. 
Private equity firm Apax bought control of Cole Haan from Nike Inc. in 2013 and is looking to nab the “CLHN” ticker symbol on the Nasdaq exchange. 
The statement is relatively sparse, offering no specifics on how much of the company is going to be floated and at what price, although it does put the amount to be raised at $100 million — a standard placeholder for such documents.