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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 8, 2022
ICF International, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
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9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:(703) 934-3000
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act.

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Common Stock


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Item 1.01
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On June 8, 2022, ICF International, Inc. (the “Company”), by and through its wholly-owned subsidiary, ICF Incorporated, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company (“ICF Incorporated”), entered into an Equity Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) by and among ICF Incorporated, L.L.C., SemanticBits, LLC, a Virginia limited liability company (“Wicket”), and Ramprakash Chilukuri and Vinay Kumar (collectively, the “Equity Holders”) each individually, and Ramprakash Chilukuri in his capacity as the Sellers’ Representative.  By the terms of the Purchase Agreement, which contains customary representations and warranties and covenants relating to the transactions, ICF Incorporated will acquire 100% of the membership interests in Wicket (the “Acquisition”), which will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ICF Incorporated and an indirect subsidiary of the Company.  The Company will pay a base purchase price of US$220 million (the “Purchase Price”) in cash payable to the Equity Holders, subject to adjustment as provided in the Purchase Agreement, including offsets for Wicket transaction expenses, escrow and related items.
At the closing of the Acquisition, the Company will (i) hold back US$3 million of the Purchase Price for any applicable post-closing, working capital adjustments to the Purchase Price; (ii) place US$825,000 of the Purchase Price into an escrow account for potential indemnification claims relating to breaches of representations, warranties, and covenants; and (iii) provide for indemnification for certain matters, including pre-closing taxes.
The completion of the Acquisition is subject to certain conditions including, among others, (i) the expiration or termination of the waiting period imposed by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (“HSR”); (ii) subject to certain materiality exceptions, the representations and warranties made by ICF Incorporated, Wicket and the Equity Holders, respectively, being true and correct; and (iii) ICF Incorporated, Wicket and the Equity Holders being in compliance in all material respects with their respective Purchase Agreement obligations.
The Company and Wicket may terminate the Purchase Agreement upon mutual written agreement, or any party may terminate the Purchase Agreement if: (1) the other party materially violates or breaches any covenant, representation or warranty contained in the Purchase Agreement that has prevented the satisfaction of any closing condition and such violation or breach has not been cured or waived within ten (10) days after receipt of written notice; provided, however, that failure of the closing to occur on the date specified, or failure of the Company to deliver the closing consideration, is not subject to cure unless agreed to in writing by the Equity Holders, or (2) the Acquisition has not closed on or before August 31, 2022.
The foregoing description of the Purchase Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Purchase Agreement, which will be filed as an exhibit by an amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Cautionary Note Regarding the Purchase Agreement
The Purchase Agreement will provide investors and security holders with information regarding its terms and conditions and is not intended to provide any factual information about the Company or Wicket. In particular, the assertions embodied in the representations and warranties contained in the Purchase Agreement are qualified by information in confidential disclosure schedules that the parties have exchanged in connection with the signing of the Purchase Agreement. Moreover, certain representations and warranties in the Purchase Agreement were used for the purpose of allocating risk, rather than establishing matters as facts. Accordingly, investors and security holders should not rely on the representations and warranties in the Purchase Agreement as characterizations of the actual state of facts, since they were made only as of the date of the Purchase Agreement and are modified in important part by the underlying confidential disclosure schedules. In addition, the representations and warranties and other terms of the Purchase Agreement may be subject to subsequent waiver or modification. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of the representations and warranties and other terms may change after the date of the Purchase Agreement, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in the Company’s public disclosures.
Cautionary Statements
This filing and the exhibit attached hereto contain forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including the expected benefits and costs of the Acquisition.
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Item 7.01
Regulation FD Disclosure
On June 8, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing the signing of the Purchase Agreement and that it will discuss the Purchase Agreement on June 8, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. ET. The meeting will be carried live via webcast, and instructions on how to participate in the webcast are contained in the press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. Also attached as Exhibit 99.2 is a copy of the Investor Presentation which will be available on the Company’s website in conjunction with the webcast.
Neither the information in 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, nor the information in the press release or the Investor Presentation, shall be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) The following exhibits are being furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K:
Exhibit No.         Description
99.1                      Press Release dated June 8, 2022
99.2                      Investor Presentation dated June 8, 2022
104                       Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
ICF International, Inc.
Date:       June 8, 2022
 /s/ Barry Broadus
Barry Broadus
Chief Financial Officer
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Exhibit 99.1


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ICF to Acquire SemanticBits



Broadens ICFs Digital Modernization Capabilities with Leading Open-Source Solutions for U.S. Federal Agencies


Health IT Capabilities Significantly Expand ICFs Addressable Market


Transaction Expected to be Accretive to ICFs EPS Upon Closing


Conference Call to be Held Today at 5pm Eastern Time


FAIRFAX, VA (June 8, 2022) – ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI), a global consulting and digital services provider, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SemanticBits, a premier partner to U.S. federal health agencies for mission-critical digital modernization solutions.


SemanticBits is expected to generate approximately $135 million in annual revenue in 2022. Approximately $115 million of that is expected to be recurring in 2023, reflecting the completion of several small business contracts. SemanticBits has a track record of double-digit revenue growth and is expected to generate EBITDA margins in the high teens as part of ICF. The $220 million transaction will be funded by ICF’s existing credit facility. The transaction is expected to be accretive to ICF’s EPS upon closing.


SemanticBits provides a full suite of scalable digital modernization services using open-source frameworks, including end-to-end agile at scale development capabilities, cloud-native solutions, data analytics and human-centered design. Founded in 2005, SemanticBits’ team of 450 technologists and practitioners bring demonstrated success with large federal health IT projects and expertise across 30 technology platforms, using a fully agile approach that complements ICF’s deep federal health domain expertise and digital modernization capabilities. SemanticBits supports U.S. federal health agencies, primarily the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).


“This latest acquisition is in keeping with our strategy to complement organic growth with acquisitions that strengthen ICF’s position in key growth markets and provide meaningful revenue synergies over time,” said John Wasson, ICF chair and chief executive officer. “SemanticBits’ advanced health IT and data science solutions accelerate and improve mission impact and health outcomes. As one of the industry’s leading digital service and platform providers using open-source, SemanticBits scales our rapidly growing set of digital modernization capabilities and, together with our deep federal health expertise, will enable ICF to support larger, more complex projects across federal civilian agencies.”


“SemanticBits’ strong position at CMS also significantly expands ICF’s addressable market to include this large agency, which is committed to strengthening and modernizing the country’s healthcare system to provide access to high-quality care,” Wasson continued. “We see a high degree of cultural alignment with SemanticBits, in our shared passion for maintaining a highly collaborative environment and in our application of innovative thinking to help solve our clients’ most complex challenges.”




“We are excited to join ICF and offer our civilian agency clients advanced health IT technology and data science solutions informed by deep domain expertise,” said Ram Chilukuri, chief executive officer of SemanticBits. “Together, we can scale our ability to support federal agencies and help unlock new health insights and critical opportunities.” 


The transaction is subject to regulatory and customary conditions and is expected to close in mid-July. ICF plans to provide updated financial guidance for full-year 2022 that includes the expected contribution from the SemanticBits acquisition when it issues its second quarter results in early August.


Read more about ICF and SemanticBits.


Conference Call Details

ICF’s management will further discuss its definitive agreement to acquire SemanticBits at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 8, 2022. To participate in the call, please dial 1-877-270-2148.


The live webcast along with supplemental slides will be available at https://event.choruscall.com/mediaframe/webcast.html?webcastid=kWj61mtk. To listen to the live webcast, please register at least 15 minutes prior to the live event and download and install any necessary software. An archive will be available following the live event at https://investor.icf.com/news-events.


ICF’s corporate development team managed a proprietary acquisition process with SemanticBits’ exclusive financial advisor, G Squared Capital Partners.




About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 full- and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine 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. Learn more at icf.com.


Caution Concerning Forward-looking Statements

Statements that are not historical facts and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may concern our current expectations about SemanticBits revenue and post-acquisition revenue rate, the expected closing date, our expectations regarding future opportunities for synergies, our future results, plans, operations and prospects and involve certain risks, including those related to the government contracting industry generally; our particular business, including our dependence on contracts with U.S. federal government agencies; and our ability to acquire and successfully integrate businesses, including the SemanticBits business. These and other factors that could cause our actual results to differ from those indicated in forward-looking statements are included in the "Risk Factors" section of our securities filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements included herein are only made as of the date hereof, and we specifically disclaim any obligation to update these statements in the future.


Investor information contact:
Lynn Morgen, AdvisIRy Partners, lynn.morgen@advisiry.com, +1.212.750.5800


David Gold, AdvisIRy Partners, david.gold@advisiry.com, +1.212.750.5800


Company information contact:
Lauren Dyke, ICF, lauren.dyke@icf.com, +1.571.373.5577


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 Exhibit 99.2