United Chairman Andrew Jenkins tonight made the following comment:
"We have always enthusiastically welcomed support and approaches that can deliver for the club, fans and the local community. It's essential that we consider all proposals seriously and go into things with an open, positive attitude.
"But, as is always the case, when we are approached, the standard formal process needs to be followed closely to ensure the best result for the club. It is critical to have the full details in a comprehensive proposal document so that they can be considered carefully and closely, and we can conduct all the required due diligence, such as ensuring compliance with the EFL rules.
"These details need to be shared through the formal channels for consideration by the board of directors, who can then make a recommendation."
A spokesperson for EWM Group said: "We're supporters of the club because we're passionate about the role it plays in the local community; we need a flourishing club at the heart of Carlisle. Nonetheless, we have always considered ourselves quiet supporters, providing assistance and support only when asked.
"We would welcome being joined by other passionate financial supporters who see the world in the same way as we do, and want to protect the long-term interests of the club. But these approaches need to be made through the formal channels – which cannot be bypassed – at the club, with us being kept up to date.
"We may develop our own view, but it would always be driven by protecting the long-term interests of the club and its central role in the community. That is our priority."