GPEF IV adds significant investment in a leading Czech full-service post-production studio to the portfolio
PFX is a visual effects, advertising, animation and post-production studio based in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It employs an international team of more than 160 talented artists and has been providing cutting-edge services for more than a decade, during which it has transformed from a small boutique studio into a major and trusted company in Central and Eastern Europe.
Genesis Private Equity Fund IV is a private equity fund of Genesis Capital that offers financing for growth and development to small and medium companies in Central Europe. Since its foundation in 1999, Genesis Capital has advised six private equity funds with a total volume exceeding EUR 350 million. These funds have already supported more than 60 companies.
“The investment in PFX is the culmination of our efforts to date to find the ideal platform for GPEF IV to enter this dynamic industry,” Martin Viliš, partner at Genesis Capital Equity said. “PFX has demonstrated its exceptional quality and sustainable organic growth in recent years. In addition, we have found highly experienced and passionate growth partners in the founders of the company who fit perfectly with Genesis Capital’s investment strategy. Together, we have agreed to accelerate the company’s growth through a capital injection that will support its continued growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions. The global and European scene is extremely active in this sector, and we are proud to be able to actively participate in this development.”
JŠK’s legal team was led by partner Tomáš Doležil with significant support from senior associate Daniel Pospíšil in the executive role. Senior associates Klára Šmídová and Hana Císlerová and junior associate Lukáš Tománek also participated. The Slovak aspects of the transaction were handled by the Majerník & Miháliková law firm.
“We enjoy projects in less traditional fields,” Tomáš Doležil said about the transaction. “This was one of them. It’s interesting to look behind the scenes of a post-production studio and to think about some of the legal issues in this context.”