Washington area business diary for week of Oct. 28

October 27, 2013

Short takes on the week's announcements and deals.

Acquisitions

Elkridge-based Kane Home Moving & Storage said it has acquired Frederick-based Meadow’s Van Lines. Terms were not disclosed.

Herndon-based modeling and simulation company Mosimtec said it has acquired Tennessee-based counterpart Modeling & Analysis Solutions. Terms were not disclosed.

Columbia-based mobile Web site software company FiddleFly said it has acquired MobileAwesomeness.com, a site that connects mobile Web and app builders with potential customers. Terms were not disclosed.

McLean-based Gladstone Land Corp. said it has acquired a 166-acre farm in Monterey County, Calif., for $7.3 million.

Expansions

Montpellier, France-based cybersecurity tools developer Vupen said it has opened an office in the Chesapeake Innovation Center in Annapolis.

Fairfax-based IT and engineering contractor Salient Federal Solutions said it has opened a talent operations centers in San Diego.

Reston-based technology contractor Santeon Group said it has opened an office in Pune, India.

Funding

Reston-based John Marshall Bank said it has begun offering up to 2 million shares of common stock for $12.50 to $13.50 a share.

McLean-based Xowi, a wearable technology start-up, said it has begun a 30-day Kickstarter campaign to raise up to $100,000 for its first product, a personal voice companion badge, which lets users control their thermostat, make phone calls and hear summaries of social media feeds.

Moves

Fairfax-based IT consulting and software engineering firm Pyramid Systems said it is moving its headquarters from 9302 Lee Hwy. to Prosperity Metro Plaza, 2675 Prosperity Ave., Fairfax, VA 22031.

Start-ups & new businesses

Arlington-based SynGlyphX, a developer of interactive data visualization technology, said it has begun operations. Mark Sloan, co-founder and former chief operations officer of Cincinnati-based RTM Consulting, is SynGlyphX’s president and chief executive.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby

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