PFX Acquires Polish VFX and Animation Studio Human Film

From the release:

PFX Group, a GPEF IV fund portfolio company of Genesis Capital, based in Prague, Czech Republic, has successfully acquired a 100% stake in the Polish VFX and animation studio, Human Film.

This strategic move has expanded PFX Group’s workforce by incorporating 50 highly skilled professionals, surpassing a total of 210 team members. Human, renowned for its expertise in animation and visual effects, boasts a distinctive technical framework dedicated to crafting intricate animated characters, lifelike animals, and captivating special effects for feature films, TV series, and advertising.

Commenting on this milestone, Martin Viliš, Partner at Genesis Capital Equity responsible for the PFX investment, remarked “This initial add-on acquisition not only extends PFX Group’s presence beyond the Czech Republic and Slovakia but also marks our entry into the Polish market. It is the initial step in realizing our strategy to drive the company’s organic growth through strategic acquisitions.”
“We are thrilled to welcome the immensely talented team at Human into the PFX family. This strategic acquisition not only strengthens our capabilities but also underscores our commitment to pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation in the world of animation and visual effects. Together, we look forward to charting new heights and delivering unparalleled experiences for our clients and audiences alike,” said Jiří Mika, CEO of PFX Group.

“We’re excited to join forces with PFX Group and become part of this exciting journey. This partnership opens up new horizons for Human, allowing us to bring our passion for animation and visual effects to even greater heights. Together with PFX, we’re looking forward to creating groundbreaking content and making a lasting impact in the industry. This merger is not a leap into the unknown but a continuation and elevation of an existing relationship. Our teams have already collaborated seamlessly on a variety of projects, proving that this acquisition is a natural progression of a partnership that not only works but thrives. We can’t wait to see what this new chapter brings!” added Maks Sikora, CEO Human.