Synoptek Announces Acquisition of EarthLink’s IT Services Business

IRVINE, CA – February 1, 2016 – Synoptek LLC, a worldwide IT Managed Services Provider supporting companies to plan, build, and operate IT systems that improve business results, announces it has acquired EarthLink’s IT Services business. This transaction continues to fuel Synoptek as one of the fastest growing IT Managed Services Providers (MSPs) in the US, with a strengthened IT services portfolio based on this acquisition, both Synoptek and EarthLink customers will be better served with more focused technology solutions along with geographic diversity.

“We are enthusiastic about the Synoptek purchase of the EarthLink IT Services business,”said Tim Britt, CEO for Synoptek.“This acquisition helps us continue our mission to become the best independent IT Managed Services Provider in the market, and it supplements our ability to provide expert IT leadership and support services to our customers.”

The addition of this business will increase Synoptek’s comprehensive portfolio of IT Managed Services for enterprise organizations. EarthLink’s IT Services organization will expand the skillsets, 24/7 coverage, and strategic IT sourced solutions for their joint customers. Significant synergies exist between both organizations’ core services offered throughout the US and Europe: 24/7 IT management of customer IT systems, managed cloud solutions, managed security, end user support, and IT advisory/consulting solutions. This acquisition expands Synoptek’s presence across the eastern US and complements their national data center infrastructure. More important is the alignment of cultures among both organizations to service the customer first and create a superior experience for them.

This acquisition of EarthLink’s IT services business will positively impact Synoptek’s 400+ active worldwide customers as well as the 1,700 IT Services customers they are acquiring from EarthLink. EarthLink will continue its core business of differentiated managed and network services for enhanced primary data and voice services, and carrier grade transport solutions.

“We are excited to announce this transaction with a company that has a proven track record of success in the IT services space,” said Joe Eazor, Chief Executive Officer and President of EarthLink. “We have a great IT services team, and they are one of the key reasons Synoptek was interested in acquiring these assets. We completed the transaction knowing they have a vibrant future with Synoptek.”

About Synoptek

Synoptek offers IT consulting, managed services, cloud services, and on-premise IT management as well as 24×7 end user support. With over 215 employees and more than 400 active customers in the United States and abroad, Synoptek provides comprehensive information technology management services and support. Synoptek leverages ITIL service management processes, customer-focused IT architecture, and operational excellence to deliver uninterrupted services demanded by today’s market. Over the past four years, Synoptek has been consistently recognized for thought leadership and growth as confirmed by industry awards and recognition including a #15 ranking in MSP Mentor’s “World’s Top Managed Services Providers in 2015,” CRN’s Elite 150 Managed Services Providers, and a #2 MSP ranking in the state of California. For more information, visit

About EarthLink

EarthLink (EarthLink Holdings Corp., NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading network services provider dedicated to delivering great customer experiences in a cloud connected world. We help thousands of multi-location businesses securely establish critical connections in the cloud. Our solutions for cloud and hybrid networking, security and compliance, and unified communications provide the cost-effective performance and agility to serve customers anytime, anywhere, via any channel, or any device. We operate a nationwide network spanning 29,000+ fiber route miles, with 90 metro fiber rings and secure data centers that provide ubiquitous data and voice IP coverage. To learn why thousands of specialty retailers, restaurants, franchisors, financial institutions, healthcare providers, professional service firms, local governments, residential consumers and other carriers choose to connect with us, visit us at, @earthlink, on LinkedIn and Google+.

Tony Underwood
VP Mergers & Acquisitions

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