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CapitalKeys is results driven and we take pride in helping our clients achieve success. We easily withstand comparisons to other firms.

While we have a vast amount of experience, we are pleased to be measured by our performance not just our experience. Results are number one.

One of the keys to being successful in Washington is the ability to put the right information into the right hands at the right time. As a trusted and respected source of information, CapitalKeys has proven these critical abilities time after time.

Here are some examples of real world situations where we brought results. They exemplify only some of our services and accomplishments.

Case I  |  Case II Case III Case IV  |  Case V  |  Case VI  | 
Case VIICase VIII  |  Case  IX Case X  |  Case XICase XII

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case I
SITUATION: A diverse and fragmented trade association finds itself with an unfocused voice. Unable to shape programs and policies or draw media attention its membership starts to decline. Current advisors don't see the weaknesses or are unwilling to confront the problem.

CHALLENGE: Bolster trade association’s voice, find common member issues, and achieve quantifiable results.

ACTION: Worked with the Administration, members of the Congress, and media sources leading a group of CEO’s from leading companies of the association around Washington shaping its voice and getting their message out. Assisted association in achieving legislative and policy victories through an Advisory Board structured with our help.  Assisted association with strategic partnerships both public and private by introductions and negotiations to join people together for common causes.

RESULTS: Currently, this trade association is well respected once again. Its leadership draws media and lawmaker attention. As a result its membership posted a record 38% increase in the first six months following CapitalKey’s strategic vision. Several of its policy changes have been implemented as well as one legislative change worth millions of dollars to the industry.  The newly formed strategic partnerships and attention from lawmakers have also helped to increase membership renewals to 98% even with the economic downturn.


 

Case II
SITUATION: A mid-size private company contacts CapitalKeys as part of a strategy to sell their new technology to the Department of Homeland Security. They have also spent the better part of a year unsuccessfully communicating with a Fortune 50 company to license their patent to integrate into the Fortune 50 company’s products. They have garnered attention from as high as the VP, Information Technology before their calls stopped getting returned. There has been no progress.

CHALLENGE: Exceed this client’s expectations in dealing with the Federal Government while also laying the proper groundwork for a deal with the Fortune 50 company and adding to their plans by pointing out other sources of clients for them.

ACTION: CK looked across the Federal Government and realized  this company’s products would be better suited for a Department of Transportation pilot program. Upon success of this program the contract sales would be several times larger than that from the Department of Homeland Security. CK would works with its contacts at the Fortune 50 company and several others. Additionally, CK works with media sources and our in house securities law attorney to prepare documents for this company to seek private placement capital and eventually go public.

RESULTS: CK worked with the DOT and was able to place  this company into the pilot program. After successfully completing the program, CK continues to assist the company which is now poised to receive a multi-million dollar contract. CK simultaneously, contacted the Group EVP of the Fortune 50 company to let him know of the mid-size company’s products. After a presentation to the CEO, President, and Members of the Board, the mid-size company successfully signed a lucrative licensing deal in less than six months from CK’s initial introduction. The company has also advanced its capital plans with documentation and structure for private and public financing.


 

Case III
SITUATION: A publicly trading production company of a well known children’s television show was unable to strike a deal with a big studio DVD distributor. (Additionally, this show was on a few major network affiliates but not network wide.) Further, the client needed advice on company structure and share buyback.

CHALLENGE: Repair strained relationships in a small industry while overcoming hidden objections to deals. Give this show the right voice to have  themselves picked up by the network. Exceed this company’s expectations in dealing with the Federal Government strategies (having government agencies participate to advance a family oriented educational program) while also laying the proper groundwork for a deal with the Fortune 50 company.

ACTION: Contact, the Presidents of several major film studios and other industry companies, set up meetings and accompany client to Los Angeles. Uncover hidden objections and get buy-in of network executives for nationwide rollout. Review company’s SEC history and documentation to make recommendations relating to certain areas.

RESULTS: Successfully repaired strained relationships with studio  and after company modifies the uncovered hidden objections it completely restructures ineffective approach expanding relationships and  distribution. CK brokered deal with decision makers to help the client roll out the show and show related products nationwide. Gave company advice to restructure its debt and buy back publicly trading shares.


 

Case IV
SITUATION: A publicly trading beverage company faced a proposed federal regulation that jeopardized an entire product line and threatened to have a significant impact on the company’s bottom line. Additionally, the company was having difficulty making inroads into the marketplace with a promising new line. The company was also seeking overseas partners for the new line.
CHALLENGE: Work closely with Company to present to policymakers an alternative approach. Assist Company, in an already crowded space, achieve success with new drink line. Seek out legitimate international partnerships to expand new product line.

ACTION: Prepared company executives to discuss situation with federal regulators. Devised and executed on strategies for inroads into new US markets. Worked with Diplomatic community to uncover overseas partners in four new markets.

RESULTS: Company was able to successful avert a regulatory rule that would cost the company tens of millions of dollars. Company was able to sell new product line into marketplace. Company’s revenues in new international markets has tripled in the last six months.


 

Case V
SITUATION: U.S. company with heavy foreign backing in financial instruments (several hundreds of millions of dollars) is private, unknown and unable to create the right strategy to address presentations, meetings, and advancement, in the US, of its goals while facing skeptical finance industry members given their lack of understanding of the novel finance structure and lack of relationships with the client principals.

CHALLENGE: Assist the client to develop the right strategies to present themselves, improve the content of the deal information, and help supply credibility to the venture while also introducing potential deal participants
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ACTION: Restructure documentation, and steps or terms relating to presentation and contracting the deals, correct managements fragmented approach to advancing the business, generate due diligence and CK support of the project, and bring the right finance players to the table.

RESULTS: Client saves thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours in wasteful plans and trips and meetings, is able to present a finance sided story with fundamentals, doors are opened with CK relationships and credibility is established so that client is able to eliminate many expenses, and consummate new finance deals with the industry.


 

Case VI
SITUATION: US company faces losses, lack of funding, high legal bills, tremendous staff expenditures, and slow down from economy and weak management style with most members on weekly trips to nowhere.

CHALLENGE: Assist the client to develop the right strategies to stop the burn, bring in capital, cut staff, and refocus management to keep the company afloat.

ACTION: CK team camps out at client's office observing all aspects of operations, finance, legal, promotion and leadership efforts, CK develops immediate and ongoing plans to terminate employees, correct management errors, cut costs, develop a going public finance plan, and create confidence in shareholders to avoid suits.

RESULTS: Client is "restructured" cutting hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses, management is now accountable to shareholders, shareholders are comfortable given new public relations and going public plans, and the "dead" weight of certain staff members is gone; company is now viable to survive through economic downturn.


 

Case VII
SITUATION: Individual and related company faces threats from third parties including former friend/employee seeking to interfere with the businesses and their clients.

CHALLENGE: Assist the clients to defend and address what may become very controversial and costly public relations nightmare that could result in Federal law suits, loss of control and customers cancelling orders.

ACTION: Select and negotiate and supervise litigation law firm, identify issues, create diplomatic solutions to avoid suit, restrain emotions of clients seeking to react rather than act, and obtain a satisfactory resolution fair-minded under the circumstances. CK takes the lead to negotiate and be the fresh firm and approach to old issues.

RESULTS: CK forces meetings and discussions mediated by CK, keeping litigators on hold. CK presents and accomplishes an acceptable problem solving settlement that is confidential and saves the clients millions of dollars.


 

Case VIII
SITUATION: CEO of an Asian based large corporation needs to attend critical meetings in the United States. Through no fault of his own, the in-country attorneys have inadequately prepared his visa paperwork and inadequately prepared him for the Consulate interview. CEO is denied a visa.
CHALLENGE: Assist the client in obtaining a visa, in a timely manner, while working within the boundaries of U.S. Immigration Laws.

ACTION: Full review of submitted visa paperwork to locate omissions and/or errors. Request new interview be granted as soon as possible. Inform client of interview procedure. CK through its review process finds that U.S. Immigration Laws were followed and there is no grounds for visa denial. Additionally, CK finds important details lacking in application and with client’s interview.

RESULTS: Client’s request for new interview is granted. After client’s Consular interview and with completed application he is granted a visa to enter the U.S.


 

Case IX
SITUATION: Fortune 100 company seeks to further a rulemaking at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

CHALLENGE: Present adequate arguments, findings, and additional supporters on the issue to demonstrate that the rulemaking would be a good public policy decision.

ACTION: Meet with FCC to educate them on Fortune 100 company’s position. Research and form and build a corporate and association coalition to assist in this effort. Bring arguments to media and have stories placed in various respected publications.

RESULTS: FCC decides to grant rule. Coalition grows and continues to advocate on behalf of ancillary issues. CK continues to handle Coalition legislative and regulatory priorities as well as media relations including web presence.


 

Case X
SITUATION: Fortune 50 company seeks to preemptively affect rulemaking at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

CHALLENGE: Present adequate arguments, findings, and additional supporters on the issue to demonstrate that the rulemaking would be a good public policy decision.

ACTION: Meet with EPA to educate them on Fortune 50 company’s position and what they would do to offset concerns.

RESULTS: EPA decides to hold rulemaking. CK continues to monitor the situation.

 

 

Case XI
SITUATION: Venture backed startup biotechnology company needs assistance in dealing with the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and in expanding their potential customer reach. The company has discussed partnerships and insurance company relationships but talks are slow and potential competitors are moving along the same track. Client thinks the window of opportunity could close his company out.

CHALLENGE: Work with FDA to accelerate approval process while closely monitoring the process towards. Seek out related industry partners as strategic business developers and/or Series B investors. Work with health insurers to which might want a stake in this company positive outcome. Assist the client to develop the right strategies to present themselves, improve the content of the deal information, and help supply credibility to the venture while also introducing potential deal participant.
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ACTION: Meet several times with the FDA to assist in fast-tracking the process. Assisted the company in successfully completing three MOUs with health insurers. Restructured documentation and steps relating to presentation and contracting the deals such as due diligence.  Corrected management’s fragmented approach to advancing the business. Made additional regulators and legislators aware of the promise of this client’s business.

RESULTS: Client saves thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours in wasteful plans and trips and meetings, is able to present a finance sided story with fundamentals, doors are opened with CK relationships and credibility is established so that client is able to eliminate many expenses, and consummate new finance deals with the industry. Client beats all potential competitors to deals with health company insurers and secures a solid foothold in the heath care segment. FDA approval is six months ahead of schedule. Additional strategic partnerships have been signed. Client is close to closing a series B round of funding.

 

 

Case XII
SITUATION: One year old U.S. based foundation focused on improving lives in developing nations needs help with U.S. and foreign governmental awareness, and strategic partnerships with corporations, similar foundations, and foreign governments to facilitate projects and better solicit in-kind and monetary contributions. Foundation would also like assistance forming a top notch Board of Directors. Additional print media attention is desired.

CHALLENGE: Make the Foundation stand out in a crowded space. Work with country leaders who would like to utilize the services of the Foundation while cutting through the government “red tape” to make the Foundation’s work possible at a reasonable cost.  Assist the client to develop the right strategies to present themselves, improve the content of information, and help supply additional credibility to the Foundation to attract partnerships and high caliber Board of Director members.
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ACTION: Introduced the Foundation President to the appropriate staff at the White House, U.S. Department of State, World Bank, IMF, and USAID. Assisted in targeting possible country recipients of the Foundation’s work and met with relevant Ambassadors and Fortune 50 corporate executives. Met with relevant print media reporters to tell them of the Foundation’s objectives, accomplishments, and vision.  Introduced members of the Foundation to potential Board of Director members.

RESULTS: Client was given the recognition and gravitas that usually takes years of work and accomplishments to build. The Foundation received additional funding and gained multiple strategic partners to grow its network of volunteers and funding sources. Print media stories and CK’s introductions and efforts helped to open additional doors to allow Foundation to grow its Board of Directors. Foundation continues to work on NGO partnerships brought about by CK’s efforts.

 

 

 

 



   
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