"It is easy to stand a pain, but difficult to stand an itch." Chang Ch'ao
"All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing." Edmund Burke
"You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough." William Blake, Proverbs of Hell
"The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults." Alexis de Tocqueville
"Whatever you do will be insignificant but it is very important that you do it." Mahatma Gandhi
"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once." David Hume
"Do not allow yourselves to be deceived. Great Minds are skeptical." Friedrich Nietzsche 1890
"Monopoly... is a great enemy to good management." Adam smith
"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought." Matsuo Basho
"Sometimes it's necessary to travel a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly." Edward Albee
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." Henry David Thoreau
"First they ignore you , then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." Mahatma Gandhi
"Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought." Henri Louis Bergson
"One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full and he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So i drank the water. No more problems." Alexander Jodorowsky
"Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases." Happacrates, Aphorisms

Kamylon is a Managerial Holding Company that invests in and provides ownership transition solutions to LargeLocalbusinesses. Typically family or entrepreneur-controlled and often owner-operated, LargeLocal businesses range from roughly $8 to $80 million in sales and $1 to $8 million in cash flow. They enjoy a strong competitive position in their local market or within a national or global market niche.

Kamylon’s principals have more than 150 years of collective management and investment experience with more than 70 businesses ranging between $2 million and $750 million in revenue and representing more than $300 million of equity investment. We recognize that building a company requires more than capital and that transitioning ownership is not simply a matter of price. Many other considerations and constituencies are important to the business owner. Below are some of the many questions posed by business owners with whom we have spoken:

  • How can I take my company to the next level? There is a business that I’d like to acquire, but I’ve never raised capital or made a sizeable acquisition before.
  • My children don’t want to take over the family business. How can I ensure financial security for the next generation and perhaps an ongoing role?
  • I’ve hired and fired two general managers in four years. How can I attract capable management so I can step back from the day-to-day?
  • I’m too young to retire, but I’d like to diversify my net worth. I just don’t know what I would do if I sold my business and walked away.
  • My partners want to exit, but I don’t. How can I navigate this without taking on undue financial risk?
  • Many of my employees are loyal and long-standing. How do I protect them when I sell my business?
  • Who is the best owner to ensure a smooth transition and to protect and enhance our legacy?
  • How will our community, employees and customers respond to the sale of our company?

At Kamylon, we pride ourselves on our creativity, flexibility, and sensitivity in responding to each consideration and stakeholder to ensure a successful ownership transition that leaves the business, its employees and its owners well positioned for the future.