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Mid-Atlantic Business Minute: The Wharf is Now Open!


Based upon a new study by Credit Suisse research indicates that closely held-family owned businesses outperform the market’s performance in a variety of categories.  With continued economic growth and easy access to technology and resources, especially right here in the mid-Atlantic, the time has never been better to open your own business.  Perhaps your business can open up in one of the many new real estate developments in the Mid-Atlantic, like D.C.’s new Wharf development.

 

 

Transactions

Leidos Lands Nearly $1B Contract for Work with NGA
Source: WBJ

Reston-based Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has landed a contract worth nearly $1 billion to provide IT services to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Read More

DXC Technology Acquires Logicalis SMC

Source: City Biz List

TYSONS, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Logicalis SMC, one of the Netherlands’ leading providers of technology-enabled solutions for the service management sector. Read More

 

Economic Development in the DMV

First Impressions of the Wharf from Business Owners, Residents and Artists

Source: WBJ

The Wharf’s opening saw gray skies and chilly winds. But the misty, dreary day that welcomed the first visitors to D.C.’s new Southwest waterfront development couldn’t rain on anyone’s parade. Read More

 

YogaWorks Buys More DC-Area Studios

Source: WTOP

Los Angeles-based yoga studio chain YogaWorks has acquired Pure Om’s two studios in the D.C. area for an undisclosed sum, bringing the number of yoga studios owned by the L.A. based chain in the D.C. and Baltimore areas to 13. Read More

 

Economic News

Report: Family-owned Businesses are Doing Better than the Rest
Source:  Washington Post

“Over time, family-owned companies very structurally outperform in every region, every sector, and for small and larger companies.”  Read More.

 

Are you in the process of a business transaction and need some guidance?
Questions or comments? Contact me at me at dcasto@offitkurman.com or 703.745.1820.

ABOUT DANIEL CASTO

dcasto@offitkurman.com | 703.745.1820

Daniel M. Casto concentrates his practice in business law and transactions. He serves as an advisor and partner to clients on matters related to corporate and business law, securities issuances and disclosure requirements, commercial transactions, business and strategic planning, risk assessment, corporate governance, government contracting, taxation, financial regulatory, education regulatory, and government affairs.

Prior to joining Offit Kurman, Mr. Casto was Vice President, Associate General Counsel & SEC Reporting of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI) and its subsidiary educational institutions, a Senior Associate in the Financial Institutions Group of the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Associate in the Corporate and Finance Group of the international law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and Legislative Director for then Congresswoman (now Senator) Shelley Moore Capito who represented West Virginia’s Second Congressional District. Mr. Casto began his career as an accountant with the United States Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of the Public Debt (now the Bureau of the Fiscal Service).

 

 

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