Juniper Networks, Inc.
Scott Kriens, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board:
"Some of the reasons we chose Goldman Sachs to lead our IPO are what you might expect: knowledge about our industry…credibility and prestige in the investment community…expertise in how to position our company and offering in the marketplace. But what made the difference for us were the depth of quality staff and its passion for the task. It was obvious that we'd be working with people who were committed to Juniper's success.
I compare them to the New York Yankees. They were enthusiastic and excited but extremely professional. They approached each step with a level of teamwork, skills and experience that made us confident we would accomplish our objectives.
We were less focused on just raising the maximum funding than on establishing a relationship with a knowledgeable, high-quality investor base that would support the franchise we are building. Goldman Sachs helped us to identify and reach those investors in our IPO as well as our $1 billion follow-on offering, which was one of the largest ever for a technology company. We continue to have a very strong relationship with the firm."
- Goldman Sachs served as lead manager for Juniper on its $180 million Initial Public Offering.
- Goldman Sachs helped Juniper establish an investor base that made possible a $1 billion follow-on offering only 3 months after the IPO.