Business DiaryBy Shawn Selby September 14, 2014
District-based law firm Tully Rinckey said it has opened an office in San Diego.
Millersville, Md.-based IT and technical staffing company OpalStaff said it has created a second staffing company, called Talos Solutions, to work with companies that need non-IT staff.
Short takes on the week’s announcements and deals.
Bethesda-based hotel real estate investment trust LaSalle Hotel Properties said it has a deal to sell the Hotel Viking in Newport, R.I., for $77 million to an unnamed buyer. LaSalle acquired the hotel in 1999 for $27 million.
Dulles-based space technology company Orbital Sciences said it has received a contract from United Arab Emirates-based Al Yah Satellite Communications to build the Al Yah 3 Ka-band communications satellite.
McLean-based digital data company Core2 Group said it has raised $4.3 million in its first round of funding.
McLean-based technology contractor Alion Science and Technology said that it has raised $1.7 million through an issue of mixed securities, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
App developer Visme said it has moved its headquarters from Frederick to Rockville.
District-based research firm SourcingLine said it has changed its name to Clutch.
District-based advertising agency RTC said it has rebranded to Wunderman.
District-based asset manager Carlyle Group said it has sold its remaining 2.7 million shares in Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission.
Bethesda-based energy company USEC said that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has confirmed the company’s reorganization plan and that it will emerge this month from Chapter 11 restructuring under the name Centrus Energy.