Washington area business diary for week of July 16

July 15, 2012

Short takes on the week's announcements and deals.

Acquisitions

District-based surplus asset seller Liquidity Services said it has completed its previously announced $31 million acquisition of London-based surplus asset seller GoIndustry DoveBid.

Annapolis-based mobile communication technology developer TeleCommunication Systems said it has acquired St. Johnsbury, Vt.-based 9-1-1 software developer MicroData GIS for $20 million in cash and $14 million in promissory notes with an additional $3 million in earn-outs.

District-based private equity firm The Carlyle Group said it has acquired the Lakeway Resort and Spa near Austin through a joint venture with Seattle-based Dow Hotel Co.

Awards

The District-based Greater Washington Society of CPAs named BDO USA as its Firm Member of the Year and Rockville-based Payroll Network as its Organizational Member of the Year at its annual membership meeting last month.

Contracts

McLean-based tech firm NavigationArts has created an intranet for Bethesda-based Clark Construction.

Rockville-based Payroll Networks said it has been selected by Potomac-based law firm Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker as its payroll service provider.

Expansions

Minneapolis-based coffeehouse chain Caribou Coffee has opened a location in Vienna: 332 Maple Ave. E., Vienna, VA 22180.

Funding

McLean-based software developer iMapData said it has received a $15 million investment from Charlotte-based Frontier Capital.

Silver Spring-based tech company Sonatype said it has raised $25 million in a new round of funding.

Government contracts

Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean and CACI-CMS of Chantilly won a contract worth up to $119.3 million and $121.4 million respectively from the Navy to provide leadership teams, providing expertise in change management, barrier identification and removal and key enterprise performance metrics.

Critical Power & Cooling of Annapolis won a contract worth up to $1 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs for installation of equipment.

Data Tactics of McLean won a contract worth up to $9.8 million from the Army for research and development services in support of the next-generation multi-modal analysis for counterinsurgency.

DRS Training and Control Systems of Stevensville won a contract worth up to $2.2 million from the Navy for research and development.

EADS North America of Herndon won a contract worth up to $15.2 million from the Army for the modification of an existing contract to procure contractor logistic support.

Fei.com of Columbia won a contract worth up to $13 million from the Justice Department for professional, administrative and management support services.

Four Points Technology of Chantilly, Redhawk IT Solutions of Woodbridge and Federal Defense Solutions of Centreville won a contract worth up to $1.5 million from the Army for general purpose information technology equipment.

iGov Technologies of Reston won a contract worth up to $490 million from the U.S. Special Operations Command for system acquisition, design, integration, production and delivery in support of special operations forces mission requirements.

Immixtechnology of McLean won a contract worth up to $4.1 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs for information technology services including telecommunications services.

National Corporate Housing of Herndon won a contract worth up to $106 million from the State Department for lease or rental of facilities.

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems of Herndon won a contract worth up to $3.6 million from the Army for professional, administrative and management support services.

Strategic Resources of McLean won a contract worth up to $7.5 million for a mobilization mission.

Strategy and Management Services of Springfield won a contract worth up to $49.5 million from the Army for professional, administrative and management support services.

Thales USA Defense and Security of Arlington won a contract worth up to $5.3 million from the Navy for maintenance, repair and rebuilding of equipment.

Westat of Rockville won a contract worth up to $26.7 million from the Education Department for research and development.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby and Vanessa Small

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