May 7, 2019

AHEAD Acquisition

AHEAD to Acquire Link Solutions Group, Further Solidifying its Market Leadership Position in the Midwest

The acquisition brings together two major IT solution providers to enhance the digital transformation efforts of enterprises across Michigan, Ohio and Indiana

CHICAGO – May 14, 2019 – AHEAD, a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions, today announced that it has reached a formal agreement to acquire Link Solutions Group. With deep technical expertise across the data center, Link Solutions Group provides storage, compute and networking solutions to enterprise customers throughout the Midwest.

“The acquisition of Link represents a major milestone for AHEAD and the next phase of our growth strategy. Up to this point, we’ve steadily grown our business organically, but now have a strong operational and strategic foundation on which to add acquisitions” said Daniel Adamany, founder and CEO of AHEAD. “Link’s track record of growth and commitment to customer success align perfectly with our own culture. Together we’ll deepen client relationships as well as extend our reach into tech hubs like Indianapolis, Cleveland and Columbus.”

Following the completion of the acquisition, Link Solutions Group president, Simon Babcock, will oversee AHEAD revenue-generating operations in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan, while, co-founder and CEO, Clint Babcock, will focus on strengthening AHEAD’s strategic go-to-market partnerships.

“We’re very excited to join the AHEAD family,” said Simon Babcock. “There’s so much opportunity to help clients across the Midwest with their digital transformation efforts, and AHEAD’s scale and expertise in areas like cloud, security, and service management will only strengthen the value we bring to our customers.”

A leader in enterprise cloud solutions, AHEAD helps clients deliver on the promise of digital transformation. With the acquisition, AHEAD will be able to enhance Link Solutions Group’s existing client relationships by introducing cloud, ESM, security, DevOps and enterprise monitoring and analytics services. The acquisition is expected to be finalized by June 2019.

AHEAD transforms how and where enterprises run applications and infrastructure. From strategic consulting to implementation and managed services, AHEAD creates tailored solutions at all stages of the enterprise cloud journey. Headquartered in Chicago, AHEAD maintains offices in Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. Learn more at and follow AHEAD on Twitter at @ThinkAheadIT.

About Link Solutions Group

Founded in 2015, Link Solutions Group provides data center solutions – including converged infrastructure, cloud strategy, flash solutions, Big Data, data protection, compute, core network and software defined data centers – to customers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. For more information, visit

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