Meriplex Gives Back to Houston Food Bank in Local Competition

Last month, Meriplex Communications employees competed against one another in support of the Houston Food Bank “Hunger Game,” a three-week long competition dedicated to feeding as many people possible, where participants earn points by donating food, funds and volunteer time to benefit the Houston Food Bank. Tapping into our natural competitive spirit, Meriplex created three internal teams to motivate employee participation via donations and community volunteering.
 

Throughout the Month

The competition grew fierce, primarily between Teams 1 and 2, as they exchanged the lead almost daily. Where one team focused on monetary & food donations, the other rallied their members to volunteering after-hours multiple times at the Houston Food Bank Portwall Warehouse, boxing food for the Greater Houston community. In the final week, competition reached a fevered pitch, with food donations piling up, monetary donations – large and small – pouring in, and team members sneaking off after-work to earn another hour of volunteer work.

Final Day

On the final day, with the internal competition ending at 2 p.m., the leading teams began to strategize how to out-wit or out-donate the other. Food donations increased after the lunch hour and both teams were neck and neck until the final minute, when only monetary donations would make a difference.  Employees gathered, eager to learn the results, while the Marketing team tallied up the points and returned the results. Always prepared, the winning Team sang “We are the Champions” while the losing Team Captains graciously conceded.

With our amazing employees, who served our community in a fun and competitive way, Meriplex provided 12,938 meals through food donations and volunteer hours and raised $3,532.54 for the Houston Food Bank.

While Meriplex employees exemplify our core values of being willing, humble, achievers through teamwork, giving 100% for results in both their daily work and for others, the real winners last month are the community of people served by the Houston Food Bank.

 

 

 

 

Meriplex Announces Partnership with Clairvest Group, Inc.

Meriplex Communications, Ltd. (Meriplex), a managed solutions provider specializing in delivering intelligent network solutions, cloud enablement and managed services for the enterprise market, announced today that it has partnered with Clairvest Group, Inc. to help accelerate its growth trajectory. Meriplex’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, David Henley, will retain a significant ownership interest alongside Clairvest.

“In recent years, Meriplex has experienced tremendous growth by successfully attracting a highly talented workforce and by meeting the demands of our enterprise customers,” stated David Henley, Meriplex CEO. “Partnering with Clairvest allows us to accelerate our service offering roadmap and continually improve each customer’s experience.”

Meriplex’s entrepreneurial leadership and strong track record for success aligns with Clairvest’s core values, providing an attractive partnership for both parties.

“Clairvest is excited to partner with the senior leadership team of Meriplex to embark on the next phase of growth and capitalize on new technologies such as SD-WAN that improve the customer experience,” said Mitch Green, Managing Director of Clairvest. “The senior leadership team will maintain a majority of their equity in the business which will preserve the culture of creativity and service excellence.”

Meriplex will continue to embrace its mission of developing lasting customer relationships, while striving to become the service provider of choice for the enterprise market by delivering quality customer experiences utilizing automation, technology, and an engaged workforce.

Q Advisors, a global TMT investment banking boutique, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Meriplex in connection to the transaction.

 

About Meriplex Communications

Meriplex is a managed solution provider specializing in delivering intelligent network solutions, cloud enablement and managed services for the mid-enterprise market. Meriplex develops lasting customer relationships by demonstrating positive attitudes in providing creative, reliable, and personalized solutions. For more information, visit www.Meriplex.com and follow the company on LinkedIn.   

 

About Clairvest Group

Clairvest Group Inc. is a private equity management firm that invests its own capital, and that of third parties through the Clairvest Equity Partners limited partnerships, in businesses that have the potential to generate superior returns. In addition to providing financing, Clairvest contributes strategic expertise and execution ability to support the growth and development of its investee partners. Clairvest realizes value through investment returns and the eventual disposition of its investments.