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Messenger Brings on New Financial Partner

September 9, 2015

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Messenger Brings on New Financial Partner

Auburn, IN: – Messenger announced today the addition of its new financial partner, Orchard Holdings Group, LLC (“Orchard”) a private investment firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Orchard and Messenger’s management team have partnered to acquire the Company and support its growth over an extended timeframe.   Messenger’s accomplished management team, culture of high integrity, distinguished brand, strategic vision and positioning for future growth align with Orchard’s long-term business approach.

“With new long-term investment in place, we are pleased that we can continue to bring solutions to market that really help funeral professionals stay relevant in an ever-changing marketplace,” said Kevin Keane, Messenger President.   “We know from our market research that our products make a difference to the families that receive them, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to continue to touch more and more lives in this special way,” added Bob Hoaglund, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Messenger.

The new financial partnership will allow Messenger to build on the established foundation created since 1913 and strive to continue delivering the finest solutions with a focus on best in class service.

About Messenger, LLC

Messenger LLC, headquartered in Auburn, Indiana, has been in business since 1913 and has grown to be the most innovative manufacturer of funeral stationery and memorialization products in North America. Messenger has also introduced an arsenal of technology services and partnerships in recent years including Legacy Touch Keepsakes, Make it! Personal design finishing software, Expression Guest Registry digital registry solution along with the award winning Floral Xpress application.  For more information about Messenger, visit or call 1-800-827-5151.



About Orchard Holdings Group, LLC

Orchard Holdings Group, LLC is a private investment firm that invests non-institutional, private, family capital in businesses with the potential to create substantial long-term value. Orchard’s principal objective is to partner with exceptional management teams to build great businesses. The firm’s approach is to identify situations that are well-served by an investment partner who is aligned with the goal of maximizing long-term value, without the short term considerations of institutional private equity funds. Orchard provides an important alternative to companies and executives that want the flexibility to build great companies over time and are in search of committed partners.  For more information about Orchard, visit