Short takes on the week's announcements and deals.

Acquisitions

District based private equity firm Carlyle Group said it will buy Japan-based sanitation company Diversey from Elmwood Park, N.J.-based Sealed Air Corp. for $377 million. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.

Bethesda-based Pebblebrook Hotel Trust said it has acquired the 196-room Hotel Palomar San Francisco for $58 million.

Bethesda-based Web design company BrowserMedia said it has acquired District-based digital and software firm Nclud. Terms were not disclosed.

Fairfax-based IT company American Technology Services said it has acquired District-based Confluence’s network support and infrastructure services business. Terms were not disclosed.

Contracts

Frederick-based Enforme Interactive has created a Web site and online education platform for France-based European Society of Cardiology.

Expansions

Tysons Corner-based dog day care company Dogtopia has opened a location in Springfield at 7401 Fullerton Rd., Suite A, Springfield, VA 22153.

Retail chains Pandora Outlet, Loft Outlet, Champs Sports and Lane Bryant Outlet have opened stores at Potomac Mills shopping center at 2700 Potomac Mills Cir., Woodbridge, VA 22192.

McLean-based IT company Digital Intelligence Systems said it has opened a research and development division, to be known as Disys Labs, to design and test application add-ons, plug-ins and widgets.

Arlington-based Lebanese Taverna Group has reopened its Lebanese Taverna D.C. restaurant at 2641 Connecticut Ave. NW after a renovation.

Pharmaceuticals

Rockville-based Emergent Biosolutions said it has begun a Phase 1b study of protein therapeutic TRU-016 in combination with rituximab for patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby