Enlightenment Capital company merges with consulting firm to form Aeyon

Tysons-based management consulting and analytics firm Artlin Consulting LLC is getting a new name and a bigger business reach by way of a merger.

The firm – a portfolio company of Chevy Chase government technology investment firm Enlightenment Capital – combined Thursday with Arlington-based Sehlke Consulting LLC, forming a new business named Aeyon.

The combination of the two companies will provide Aeyon with a deep portfolio of capabilities like automation, data management, financial management, information technology support services and other offerings, including Sehlke’s extensive experience in deploying proprietary robotic process automation software tools across a spectrum of business applications.

The robotic process automation capabilities provide Aeyon with a hot technology that can be applied in areas like financial management, business systems and logistics and acquisition support, across a portfolio that includes contracts with agencies like the Army Aviation and Missile Command, Defense Logistics Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, General Services Administration, U.S. Special Operations Command and others.

As a result of the deal, Artlin CEO Sunny Singh will serve as CEO of the new company, while Sehlke founder and CEO Chad Sehlke will serve as president. The merger also builds Aeyon into a nearly 450-employee workforce.

“Sunny and Chad have built two great businesses that support critical government programs,” said Enlightenment Capital founder and Managing Partner Devin Talbott in an email. “The combination of the two companies, as Aeyon – our newest platform – brings exceptional teams together, which utilize the latest in RPA and AI capabilities to help their customers automate, accelerate and execute their operations.”

Aeyon executives said in a statement the company will remain headquartered in Northern Virginia, but didn’t specify where.

The deal comes almost two months after another Enlightenment Capital company, McLean technology and intelligence services firm IntelliBridge Inc., acquired Arlington-based U.Group.

G Squared Capital Partners served as investment banker for Sehlke Consulting.