Is your business in a dogfight?
Dogfights are hairy, scary and fast. If you're a business owner, sooner or later you will be in a dogfight.
It might be when your business is stuck, or pressured by a competitor. It may be battles with your investors. Or even a fight with your partner.
Dogfights are when the stakes are the highest. Win, and you're a (rich) hero. Lose?—well, let's not talk about that.
I’m Keith Bates, the founder & CEO of Windigo Bay Group. And I know the stress that comes when a business is in a dogfight. I've led three tech companies, been a VC, and helped business owners on two continents.
Dogfights are thrilling but terrifying too. You feel swarmed. The pressure is ruthless. There is almost nobody you can talk to (and every entrepreneur knows how hard it is to ask for help). You feel completely alone.
But me? I love dogfights, and I love to help people win dogfights.
I founded Windigo Bay to help business owners solve hard challenges. My whole career has been devoted to building, financing and advising businesses.
We bring proprietary tools and strategies that enable us to:
- make good deals even when the other side seems to have all the leverage;
- handle crisis situations, and make wise choices in the middle of chaos;
- get clear on the vital goals;
- regain the initiative and generate momentum; and
- get our client into a psychological mode to fight and win.
The work we've done
Windigo Bay has successfully carried out projects that include:
- negotiating the buyout of a digital media company between partners who wanted rid of each other;
- negotiating equity financings against aggressive investors;
- assembling financing for, and coaching, a turnaround; and
- structuring spin-outs and buy-ins for family-owned businesses when tensions are high.
If you want to see what we can do for you, just contact me. Let’s talk. All discussions are treated discretely. I've been where you are, and you can trust me.
Call or email me today. It could make all the difference.
Let me help you win this one.
Keith Bates, CEO, Windigo Bay Group Ltd.
“Windigo Bay…negotiated with the buyer, managed the lawyers, stayed on top of the formal documents, and kept my legal fees to a reasonable level. The result was that I got a great deal that made me very happy, and we closed it smoothly and on friendly terms.” – S.M., former co-owner of a digital media company
“Keith was instrumental in helping coordinate, structure, negotiate and close my first round of funding. To say we couldn’t have done it without him would be an understatement. Not only was a tremendous advocate for me as his client, but he also quickly gained the trust of my investors…” – J.P., owner of software company
“Keith is an exceptionally hardworking leader. He expects nothing but excellence from his employees but provides them with a work environment in which they can do nothing but succeed. His passion for constant creativity made for an electrifying work environment…”
“"Keith recently help me negotiate a key business transaction. Keith was able to quickly dissect all parties' interests and motivations at the emotional level as well as the financial level. He quickly combined his insight and understanding of the parties with his knowledge and previous experience to recommend an effective deal structure." - G.B., owner of a software company