Southwind Capital is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Abaxx Associates, LLC (“Abaxx” or the “Company”) to Chainalysis Inc. (“Chainalysis”), a cryptocurrency company providing data, software, services, and research to government agencies and commercial companies worldwide. 

Headquartered in Loudoun County, VA, Abaxx is a leading provider of data integration and financial intelligence support to the United States Intelligence Community (“IC”).  Utilizing next-gen information exploitation technology and proprietary data engineering techniques to transform and leverage data into actionable, mission-centric results, Abaxx specializes in illicit finance, cryptocurrency, corporate control, and cyber threat monitoring. 

Abaxx is supported by a highly qualified, highly capable team of cleared personnel, and is led by career Financial Intelligence professionals with key relationships across the IC and broader national security industry. The Company plays a pivotal role in support of complex financial intelligence missions impacting national security.  Abaxx’s close relationships with multiple high-value, highly relevant commercial data partners, whose information-sets and associated technologies are vital to the IC, further cements the Company’s position as a go-to professional services provider in the financial intelligence industry. 

This transaction bolsters Chainalysis’ offerings to government agencies by building upon Abaxx’s expertise in data analytics, lead generation and investigative services.  Chainalysis and Abaxx have a history of working together on sophisticated virtual currency and financial crime investigations. This transaction represents a natural next step in that relationship and will allow Chainaysis to directly leverage Abaxx’s expertise in support of its government clients and broader national security challenges facing the United States. 

About Southwind Capital.
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