New Ownership announced at Marqui

The question a few of our readers have been eager to hear an answer to have been answered – Marqui Inc. has been acquired by an investor group that includes SIL Enterprises, Krystal Financial Corporation, Abraxus Holdings, and Ogilvie Communications. A Marqui client was kind enough to forward me a copy of the announcement that went out 15 minutes ago.

We are pleased and excited to inform you that the business of Marqui Inc. has been acquired by a group of private investors who are committed to providing the resources required to ensure that the company meets your needs now and in the long term.

The acquisition means that Marqui is back on track. We will add to the core team and continue developing new products and services to support your business requirements.

We plan to retain the Marqui branding for the product suite and our URL ‑ – will remain the same. Our operating company name will change slightly.

The investor group includes SIL Enterprises, Krystal Financial Corporation, Abraxus Holdings Inc. and Ogilvie Communications.

The new owners believe Marqui plays an extremely important role in helping our customers be successful in the web marketing space and has solid long-term potential. This long-term horizon is in line with our investment philosophy and an important reason for our interest in the company.

The investor group does not bring only financial backing to Marqui, but also technical know-how through its ownership of WaterTrax, a company that develops and markets software to help manage and monitor water quality in large and small communities across North America.

Marqui and WaterTrax will operate as separate businesses, but some management and administrative functions will be combined. For example, as incoming CEO, I am looking forward to bringing my 20 years of experience in the publishing and marketing services to Marqui.

We believe this is a good outcome for Marqui’s customers and employees. As a customer, you can rest assured that we will continue the Marqui service in its current form, and with a core group of employees staying with Marqui, your relationships with us will be maintained and enhanced.

We are also pleased to inform you that most of Marqui’s current employees have agreed to stay on and participate in building the new company. This means we have an excellent base team to build on and will be adding to it as we move forward.

Thank you for your patience, understanding and loyalty over the past couple of months. We greatly appreciate your business and look forward to serving you for many years to come.

We look forward to talking with you soon and will keep you posted on our progress going forward. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to call either of us if you have any questions or comments.

The announcement was signed by new President & CEO Lance Neale and VP of Client Services Jacqui Reid.

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