HOUSTON - Goodman Global Inc., which calls itself the world's largest privately held air conditioning and heating equipment manufacturer, has filed initial public offering (IPO) documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission to become a public company.

Goodman says its IPO could generate as much as $460 million. The company is currently owned by the investment firm Apollo Management L.P., which acquired the business in November 2004.

Goodman has applied for a listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Publication date: 02/20/2006