Crestline Investors provided debt financing to support Ntiva’s acquisition of Forget Computers and Netlink Systems. The transactions represent Ntiva’s ninth and 10th acquisitions in the U.S.

Forget Computers, based in Chicago, has focused solely on helping organizations support their macOS and iOS users. With this acquisition, Ntiva will now be a managed service provider that can deliver full Apple support (macOS, iOS) with Apple-certified technicians, tools and workflows.

“Expanding our service capabilities to enhance our support of Apple products in a seamless and secure manner with a dedicated team of professionals and intellectual property is a game changer for our clients and industry,” Steven Freidkin, CEO of Ntiva, said.
Netlink Systems, is a provider of managed IT services based in Queens, NY. The Netlink Systems team, led by founder Gary Stein, has a 26-year history of delivering white glove technology support to clients.

“We are thrilled to welcome Gary and the Netlink team to Ntiva,” Freidkin said. “Netlink has a stellar reputation for delivering outstanding service to their clients. The strong technical team, led by Gary along with Chris Rizos, vice president of technical services, is a perfect reflection of the commitment and investment Ntiva has put forth in the New York metro market. We are excited by what we can do together to grow in this market. The white glove service will continue and be complemented by best of breed solutions for enhanced security, cloud infrastructure, Apple technology and application development.”

“Netlink, which was founded in 1994, has always firmly believed in the value of long-term client relationships,” Stein said. “Our partnership with Ntiva offers us not only the opportunity to expand to a wider client base, but also deliver an expanded line-up of 24x7x365 services, including enhancements to our security offerings, to existing clients and prospects. We look forward to working with a like-minded team who share the same critical core values, including a passion for delivering exceptional customer and employee experiences.”

Southfield Capital acquired Ntiva in 2016 in partnership with Freidkin. The acquisitions of Forget Computers and Netlink will increase Ntiva’s client base to more than 1,500 organizations located across the U.S., including Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, New York, Southern Florida and Southern California.

Finn, Dixon & Herling provided legal counsel to Ntiva and Southfield Capital.