MarketLink Inc., a leading
provider of outsourced teleservices solutions based in Des Moines, has been
acquired by Allied Global LLC, a privately held company based in Bensalem, Pa.
The transaction, the terms of which were not disclosed, will "merge two successful
companies creating a stronger, larger, and more robust full-service contact
center offering inbound, outbound, email, and chat service," the companies
said in a release. With the addition of MarketLink, which employs nearly 500
people in seven Midwest call centers, Allied Global has more than 6,000
employees working in 19 contact centers in four countries. MarketLink will
continue to operate under its own name.