Involta Strengthens Managed Services Offering with Second Acquisition of 2018

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Involta, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of IT|Lynk℠, an IT managed services firm based in Independence, Ohio. This marks the second acquisition this year for Involta and increases the company’s Ohio footprint to include four data centers and offices statewide. Involta has retained all 18 IT|Lynk employees, growing the Involta team to 250 employees nationwide.

“Involta has experienced significant growth over the last several years,” said Bruce Lehrman, CEO and Founder. “IT|Lynk and Involta are very closely aligned, and we’re looking forward to blending our teams, strengthening our business relationships in northeastern Ohio and helping our customers with their cloud and IT service needs.”

IT|Lynk is a full-service IT consulting firm that offers IT as a service, workload as a service, Virtual Desktop services and a suite of hosting services including disaster recovery. IT|Lynk’s services will supplement Involta’s end-to-end managed service offering and critical enterprise application hosting in the secure Involta CompliantCloudSM. IT|Lynk’s team of certified technical staff will bring added expertise in managing, hosting and maintaining enterprise applications. IT|Lynk customers will now have access to Involta’s full suite of services and highly secure nationwide data centers.

“This is the best way of growing our offerings and support to our clients,” said Chris Gurko, CEO of IT|Lynk. “This step allows us to continue to provide efficient, cost-effective and integrated services, while also offering more options aligned to our partners’ business goals.”

Involta has seen rapid growth over the last three years in Ohio with the acquisition of DRS, the expansion of its Akron Data Center and the new build of its Independence Data Center. This acquisition furthers Involta’s continued commitment to serving businesses in the Ohio market through managed IT services and enterprise critical applications.


About Involta

Involta is an award winning national IT service provider and consulting firm. Involta helps organizations plan, manage and execute hybrid IT strategies using a broad range of services including colocation, cloud computing, managed IT, cybersecurity, fiber and network connectivity. Involta has industry-specific services for healthcare, manufacturing, financial and technology that enable compliance and IT transformation initiatives.

Involta maintains partnerships with top tier technology vendors and major public cloud providers such as Cisco, Veeam and Pure Storage, employing a large number of highly certified technical engineers dedicated to building reliable and secure solutions. Through innovative consulting engagements, Involta is able to utilize its unique resources and partnerships to deliver advanced hybrid IT solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of organizations while maintaining the Involta brand promise of Superior Infrastructure, Operational Excellence, and People Who Deliver.

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James F. Wade

Jim Wade co-founded M/C Partners in 1986 with Dave Croll. He has been investing in communications and technology services since the advent of wireless and broadband, cornerstones of the firm’s sector focus. As a founding managing partner, he manages the firm’s investment process, and continuously seeks out management teams, company prospects and financial resources to grow the portfolio. Jim’s successful track record includes MetroPCS (IPO), Lightower Holdings (acquired by Berkshire Partners), Triad Communications (acquired by T-Mobile), Brooks Fiber Properties (IPO and sale to AT&T Wireless), Cavalier Telephone (acquired by PAETEC), NuVox Communications (acquired by WindStream), Attenda (acquired by Darwin Private Equity), Melita (acquired by Apax Partners), PR Wireless (joint venture with Sprint affiliate in Puerto Rico), Thrive Networks (acquired/recapitalized by Court Square) and Involta (acquired by Carlyle Group). Today he serves as a director on the Board of Connectivity Wireless and has responsibility for Omega Wireless. Jim graduated from the University of Notre Dame a B.B.A in Finance and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives outside Boston with his wife and four children. Jim was an avid boater and is now an average golfer.

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Abhishek (A.B.) is a Partner at M/C Partners, where he leads origination, deal diligence and portfolio company support for investments in a variety of communications and technology services segments. He currently serves on the Board of Ascend Technologies, Connectivity Wireless, Edafio Technology Partners, TowerCom and serves as a Board Observer for Thrive Networks. A.B. previously served as a Board Observer for Ensono (acquired by KKR) and QOS Networks (acquired by Zayo). Prior to joining M/C Partners in 2015, A.B. worked at Altman Solon (formerly Altman Vilandrie), a technology, media & telecommunications focused strategy consulting firm, where he completed projects for both operating companies and private equity investors. A.B. received a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Boston’s South End and outside of work, enjoys skiing, cycling, traveling and cheering on his home-town Patriots and Celtics.

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