Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

December 21, 2011

EarthLink Completes Acquisition of Synergy Global Solutions

EarthLink, a leading IT services and communications provider, has completed its acquisition of the IT Solution Center and hosted application business from Synergy (News - Alert) Global Solutions.

Boasting support across a wide range of networking and operating system platforms, the IT Solution Center is comprised of a Help Desk, Network Operations Center, and remote technical management. 

EarthLink has also acquired Synergy's cloud-based application service, which provides end-to-end hosted IT capabilities for the environmental services vertical market. EarthLink acquires relationships with approximately 120 Value Added Resellers (VARs) that currently sell the Solution Center and hosted application services under the terms of this agreement.

“With the close of this strategic acquisition, we intend to leverage the Solution Center's competency providing leading-edge IT support  services and rapidly expand these nationwide in combination with our cloud, security and network connectivity solution to our customers," commented Brian Fink, EarthLink executive vice president of managed services. "Adding such a skilled and seasoned team, with years of IT services expertise, will be a major benefit as we integrate this offering into our managed services portfolio.”

As an EarthLink business partner, Synergy's remaining Value Added Reseller business will continue to distribute the IT Solution Center services and other EarthLink services. Synergy Global Solutions will continue to provide products, service maintenance and professional services for its existing customers in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania. Synergy President Clark Crook joins EarthLink as vice president of solution center services, the company stated.

Recently, the company introduced EarthLink Complete suite of business voice, data, and Internet solutions. The product suite includes EarthLink Complete Data, EarthLink Complete Voice, EarthLink Complete Security, EarthLink Complete Equipment, and EarthLink Business Mobile. Made available nationwide in every state in the US, EarthLink’s new suite integrates hosted Voice over IP (VoIP) applications and private MPLS networks with equipment, mobile and security offerings to provide businesses with a fully customizable communications portfolio leveraging EarthLink's expansive network.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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