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Red Hat, Inc.

Matthew J. Szulik, Chief Executive Officer and President:

"Goldman Sachs’ research was spot on about Red Hat. The firm came to us with a keen understanding that we are not a traditional software business but a leader in creating Internet infrastructure for the 21st century. It also understood that our brand is our predominant asset and an IPO was an opportunity to reinforce our brand. The firm’s passionate belief that we would succeed as the first "open source" software company to go public was the foundation for a trusting relationship. A central challenge was to educate the investment community about how a company that freely distributes its primary product—the Red Hat Linux server operating system—on the Internet has excellent long-term growth prospects. Working as a closely synchronized team, we were able to complete one of the most successful IPOs ever within a very tight time frame in a difficult market for Internet-related offerings. Our relationship has provided another very important benefit: From top to bottom, we found the people of Goldman Sachs to be as professional, responsible and respectful as can be imagined. They are always in a service mode. We view the quality of Goldman Sachs people and the way they work as benchmarks for developing our own workforce as we grow globally."

  • Goldman Sachs served as lead manager for Red Hat’s $96.6 million IPO.
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