Messenger Brings on New Financial Partner

Messenger recently announced 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 time frame. In its press release, the company stated, “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.

About Messenger, LLC
Messenger LLC, headquartered in Auburn, Indiana, has been in business since 1913. Messenger has introduced several technology services and partnerships in recent years, including Legacy Touch Keepsakes, Make it! Personal design finishing software, Expression Guest Registry digital registry solution, and the 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. For more information about Orchard, visit