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CHAINALYTICS ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT BY GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FUND
Investment by Private Equity Firm Accelerates Chainalytics’ Growth and Geographic Expansion Objectives
Chainalytics LLC, a leading supply chain research, analytics, and consulting firm, announced today a $10 million investment by the Global Environment Fund (GEF), a global private equity firm. This investment will enable Chainalytics to accelerate strategic growth plans, including expanding geographically, broadening its content-based services, and enhancing its service delivery platform.
Since its founding in 2001, Chainalytics has grown to more than 80 employees with offices in Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Bangalore, India. Over the last 10 years, Chainalytics has established itself as a market leader in analytics and advisory services in the domains of supply chain design, inventory planning, and transportation. In 2011, Chainalytics completed two acquisitions to add additional capabilities in logistics operations, service supply chain, and packaging optimization. Chainalytics has also introduced market leading content-based subscription services such as its Freight Market Intelligence Consortium, which provides insights into the dynamic transportation market, and the new Sales & Operations Variability Consortium, which analyzes supply and demand variability and provides data-driven insights that enable members to improve forecast accuracy. Chainalytics’ management team will maintain a considerable equity stake in the organization.
“We are excited to partner with the GEF team to build upon the solid foundation we have laid over the last decade,” said Mike Kilgore, President and CEO of Chainalytics. “Our business will benefit greatly from their global presence and strategic insight into growth markets. I’m proud of Chainalytics’ hard work and innovation and humbled by the trust and loyalty we have built with our customers. GEF’s investment in our team is further validation of these achievements.”
Lisa Schule, a Managing Director at GEF, said, “Chainalytics’ track record of success to date demonstrates the tremendous value that their team’s analytical capabilities and supply chain know-how provides to their customers. We recognize that Chainalytics’ work in optimizing the design and operations of supply chains enables corporations to achieve sustainability goals, improve operations, and increase profitability. We are looking forward to working with Chainalytics on reaching their next phase of growth.”
The investment in Chainalytics is the first that GEF has made through its U.S. Growth Fund II. This fund is focused on providing capital to well-positioned and rapidly growing businesses that enable traditional industries to operate more efficiently and sustainably. GEF will support Chainalytics’ growth objectives through its offices located around the world.
Chainalytics is a leading provider of supply chain intelligence, analytics, and advisory services. Through a unique combination of best practice knowledge, exclusive benchmarking research, and advanced decision sciences tools and techniques, Chainalytics empowers fact-based decision making in the areas of Supply Chain Design, SIOP (Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning), Logistics Operations, Transportation, Service Supply Chain, and Packaging Optimization. Chainalytics targets enterprises with a high degree of complexity created by their unique combination of scale, variability, and geography. With locations in North America and Asia, Chainalytics serves companies globally in a borderless fashion. To learn more, visit www.chainalytics.com.
About Global Environment Fund
Global Environment Fund, a Washington, DC based private equity firm founded in 1990, invests around the world in businesses that provide cost-effective solutions to pressing energy, resource and environmental challenges. GEF’s investments draw upon decades of operating experience in three distinct markets—US-based companies providing leading environmental and clean energy technologies and services; emerging market businesses in rapidly growing clean energy and environmental services markets; and timberlands in attractive locations in the southern hemisphere. The firm is headquartered outside Washington, D.C., and has local offices in Brazil, India, China, South Africa and other key markets. GEF currently manages approximately one billion dollars in private equity investments for institutional investors including university endowments, foundations, family offices and pension funds. www.globalenvironmentfund.com