First Word Asia: Samsonite Bags Its Biggest Acquisition Yet

Mar. 4, 2016


“We have always wanted to have Tumi in our portfolio,” Samsonite Chief Executive Officer Ramesh Tainwala said in a Bloomberg Radio interview Friday.

Samsonite International has agreed to buy luxury baggage maker Tumi Holdings Inc. for about $1.8 billion in its biggest acquisition. Tumi investors will receive $26.75 per share in cash, according to Samsonite. That’s about 33 percent more than the New Jersey-based company’s closing price on Wednesday, before a possible takeover was reported.

Bloomberg's Bryan Curtis and Doug Krizner spoke with Samsonite Chief Executive Officer Ramesh Tainwala on First Word Asia.

First Word Asia on Bloomberg Radio: Breaking economic, business and market news as it happens around the globe, with a special focus on Asia.



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