Baird's Investment Banking Group is pleased to announce the following transaction:

Date:
December 2021
Company:
Creative Systems & Consulting, LLC
Description:
Sale to ICF
Sector(s):
Technology & Services
Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Creative Systems & Consulting, LLC on this transaction

Creative Systems & Consulting, LLC (“Creative” or the “Company”) has agreed to be acquired by ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI). The transaction is subject to various regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

Founded in 2010, Creative has been at the forefront of designing, orchestrating, and managing SaaS environments through human-centered design and DevSecOps (Development, Security and Operations) approaches. Creative is a recognized leader in digital transformation solutions, with ~270 employees who bring nearly 1,000 technical and platform certifications, including over 300 certifications in Salesforce and 200 certifications in ServiceNow and Microsoft combined. The Company’s marquee technology partnerships span the most highly adopted low-code / no-code platforms in the federal government including Salesforce (SUMMIT level partner), ServiceNow (Elite level partner), and Microsoft Dynamics (Gold level partner). Creative has supported over 200 federal cloud and infrastructure projects, including flagship work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, among others. The team supports federal agencies with a full suite of digital capabilities including digital strategy, cloud and infrastructure solutions, customer experience, and data analytics. Creative is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

ICF’s acquisition of Creative illustrates the following buyer priorities in Government & Defense M&A: (1) prioritization of pure-play digital transformation solutions; (2) rapidly increasing government adoption of low-code / no-code SaaS platform solutions.

ICF is a global consulting services company with approximately 7,500 full- and part-time employees. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. ICF combines unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. ICF is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Jean Stack +1-703-394-1831
John Song +1-703-394-1832
Nicole Coffey +1-703-394-1835
Greg Saydah +1-703-394-1834