Short takes on the week's announcements and deals.


Rhode Island-based Providence Equity Partners announced it had completed its previously announced $1.64 billion acquisition of District-based educational software company Blackboard.

Arlington-based IT contractor CACI International announced it had completed its previously announced acquisition of Reston-based tech company Advanced Programs Group. Terms have not been disclosed.

Arlington-based research and analysis company Corporate Executive Board announced it has acquired German-based Baumgartner & Partner. Terms were not disclosed.

Annapolis-based hotel real estate investment trust Chesapeake Lodging Trust announced it had closed on its previously announced $119 million acquisition of the 613-room Denver Marriott City Center in Colorado.

Gaithersburg-based software company BroadSoft announced it had acquired Phoenix-based Web company iLinc Communications. Terms were not disclosed.


The Rockville-based Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce announced it will name Randy J. Slager, chief executive, chairman and founder of Catapult Technologies, as its 2011 Corporate Leader of the Year at its annual Business Awards Dinner on Oct. 16. Catapult Technologies is a Bethesda-based contractor.


Gaithersburg-based brokerage and real estate management firm McShea & Co. has been hired as the property management agent for Trilogy Professional Center in Hagerstown.

Tysons Corner-based tech company Parature announced that Singapore-based Aviat Networks will use its technology to provide online support for its customer base.

Kansas City, Mo.-based YourTel America has agreed to resell Reston-based satellite broadband company LightSquared’s 4G network service.


Boston-based consultants Advanced Analytical Consulting Group has opened an office in Arlington at 2000 N. 15th St., Arlington, VA 22201; 703-528-2224.


Great Falls-based software company Servhawk received a $200,000 investment from the Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology’s Commonwealth Energy Fund.

Boston-based WestView Capital Partners announced it has recapitalized McLean-based software and technology services company LDiscovery.

Vienna-based biotech firm Cel-Sci said it plans to raise $4 million through a registered direct offering of 13.3 million shares to institutional investors for 30 cents each. Cel-Sci said it will use a portion of the proceeds to fund Phase III clinical trials for its Multikine drug.

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Fairfax-based American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council has opened the ACT-IAC Academy, an education and training program designed for professionals in the federal IT community.


Falls Church-based defense contractor General Dynamics announced plans to repurchase up to 10 million shares of its stock.


Fairfax-based game developer City State Entertainment has been started by Mark Jacobs, co-founder and former CEO of Mythic Entertainment, and Andrew Meggs, former senior software engineer at Bethesda Games Studio. City State Entertainment said it plans to release its first game by the end of the year.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby