RELYANT, a global provider of services to both the Federal Government and commercial market sectors, announced today that it has acquired a minority interest of 49% in NewLink Solutions, LLC.

NewLink is an existing commercial IT and communications company that is focused on providing advanced strategic solutions for corporate clients and their customers.

NewLink currently supports numerous clients in the East Tennessee area and additionally supporting RELYANT with operations in Afghanistan.

Dan Smith, RELYANT’s President and CEO, is looking forward to the broad scope of opportunities available to pursue, and considers this merger an example of RELYANT’s strategy to strengthen, develop and align its core capabilities to address the rapidly evolving requirements of the global market.

"With core values that closely match our own and a commitment to the customer’s needs," he explains, "NewLink is a natural addition to the RELYANT team. NewLink’s significant expertise in integrated communication tools, quality implementation and collaborative solutions will reinforce the extensive range of support we can provide to our clients."