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The Washington Post Sunday - - TAKING STOCK -

Ac­qui­si­tion: Bethesda-based First Po­tomac Realty Trust has agreed to be ac­quired by Gov­ern­ment Prop­er­ties In­come Trust in a deal val­ued at $1.4 bil­lion, in­clud­ing the as­sump­tion of debt. Gov­ern­ment Prop­er­ties, based in New­ton, Mass., pri­mar­ily owns of­fice build­ings leased to gov­ern­ment agencies.

In­vest­ment: Lock­heed Martin Ven­tures, the in­vest­ment arm of the Bethesda-based gov­ern­ment con­tract­ing gi­ant, has taken an undis­closed eq­uity stake in Ter­ran Or­bital, a com­pany that spe­cial­izes in build­ing and launch­ing very small satel­lites.

New at the top: Fish­bowl, an Alexan­dria firm that sells a mar­ket­ing and an­a­lyt­ics plat­form to restau­rants, named tech­nol­ogy ex­ec­u­tive Jim Soss as chief ex­ec­u­tive. Ear­lier this year, Fish­bowl was bought by the Palo Alto, Calif., pri­vate eq­uity firm Sym­phony Tech­nol­ogy Group.

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