Short takes on the week's announcements and deals.


Nevada City, Calif.-based digital video company Telestream said it has acquired Rockville-based CPC, a developer of closed-captioning and subtitling software. Terms were not disclosed. CPC’s staff has moved to Telestream’s East Coast office in Sterling.

Arlington-based consultancy RGS said it has acquired the employment agreements, contracts and partnerships of Silver Spring-based GRA, a provider of human capital management services to the federal government. Terms were not disclosed.

Bethesda-based hotel real estate investment trust RLJ Lodging Trust said it has acquired the 78-room Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown Historic through a foreclosure sale following a default on a mortgage RLJ purchased in 2009 for $5 million.

Austin-based Abila, a provider of software to nonprofits and government agencies, said it has acquired McLean-based Avectra, which makes Web-based tools for associations and nonprofits. Terms were not disclosed.


Fairfax-based IT contractor Salient Federal Solutions said it has won a $4.4 million subcontract from Jacksonville, Fla.-based Merlin RamCo to provide training instructors for the Royal Saudi Air Force.

Bethesda-based advertising and marketing firm RP3 Agency said it has been hired by the Vienna-based Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts to refresh its brand identity and enhance its communications efforts.

Columbia-based management consulting and engineering services company GP Strategies said that its energy services group has won a multi-year extension to continue providing training services at Eskom’s Medupi Power Station in South Africa.


Herndon-based network and IT company XO Communications said it has expanded its services across Canada.

Dallas-based Irish pub-themed restaurant chain Bennigan’s has opened a location at 8201 Greensboro Dr., McLean, VA 22102.


Public relations and marketing agency Zcomm said it has moved its headquarters from Bethesda to 910 17th St. NW, Suite 1190, Washington, DC 20006.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby