Jim McKelvey

Jim McKelvey

My name is Jim McKelvey and thank you for visiting the web site of StarLake Holdings.

StarLake Holdings was formed with the help of my partners, lead by John Berglund, who have collectively started, acquired and managed closely held businesses for many years.  Last year, I was able to successfully take Square public – a business I founded several years ago with Jack Dorsey.

Establishing a business takes more than just a good idea.  A successful business requires a life time of capital investment, the sweat of a dedicated owner supported by a trusted management team, and a crew of loyal and hardworking employees.  We understand the value of a profitable business that has taken a generation or more to build.

John Berglund

John Berglund

There is an unmet need from sellers of exceptional businesses to find seasoned, responsible and un-leveraged buyers.  Buyers that will respect and nurture the culture, customer relationships, management and employees of the acquired business.  StarLake Holdings is such a buyer.

We pursue the acquisition of exceptional businesses and remain:

  • dedicated to serving the needs of their customers;
  • supportive of their existing management and employees; and
  • committed to continued development of their products and services.

StarLake Holdings provides a secure, well-capitalized and permanent home for prized businesses, earning in excess of $1 million annually, that need to be sold.  You may need to sell your business for a number of reasons that may include retirement, no qualified or interested heir, illness or for estate planning purposes.  We are interested in retaining your existing management, employees and processes.