JSK and Majernik & Mihalikova have advised the Genesis Private Equity Fund IV on its investment in the PFX visual effects, advertising, animation, and post-production studio based in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Peyton Legal reportedly advised PFX.
According to JSK, PFX 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.
The Genesis Private Equity Fund IV is a private equity fund belonging to Genesis Capital. It 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 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," Genesis Capital Equity Partner Martin Vilis commented. "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."
"We enjoy projects in less traditional fields," JSK Partner Tomas Dolezil said. "This was one of them. It's interesting to look behind the scenes of a post-production studio and think about some of the legal issues in this context."
The JSK team was led by Dolezil and Senior Associate Daniel Pospisil and included Senior Associates Klara Smidova and Hana Cislerova and Junior Associate Lukas Tomanek.