Jellyfish Pictures Limited

Animation services provider

February 2022

Not disclosed

“We are delighted to have KCP on board for the next stage of Jellyfish’s ambitious journey. We have seen an unprecedented demand for our services over the last year and this investment allows us to accelerate the company’s growth, providing our clients and partners with the technical and creative resources to continue to bring compelling, award-winning work to the screen. ”

Phil Dobree, CEO | Jellyfish Pictures

The business...

Jellyfish provides high-quality animation, visual effects (VFX) and art department services to media corporations around the world. Clients include Disney+, Netflix, DreamWorks, Apple TV, HBO, Sky, BBC and Amazon. Jellyfish Pictures has worked on a slate of well-known productions such as three Star Wars films (Lucas Films), numerous drama series (Black Mirror, The Book of Boba Fett), and recently completing animated feature film Spirit: Untamed and special How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming for DreamWorks Animation. The business has won over 40 industry awards including BAFTAs, EMMYs, VES, Annies and RTS.

Jellyfish has established an enviable reputation for its industry leading IT infrastructure which enables its artists to work seamlessly and securely anywhere in the world. Jellyfish pioneered remote working by setting up virtual studios, using advanced, centralised, secure technology long before working from home was a necessity. This has allowed the company to break away from the traditional studio model helping create a modern future proof facility with a truly global reach. The company’s HQ is in a state of the art facility in Brixton, London, with a further studio in Sheffield both providing hubs for its hugely talented, global network of staff. The KCP deal will help the company grow to more than 600 staff in 2022.

The deal...

We were introduced to Jellyfish Pictures in August 2021 and was immediately excited by the growth opportunities that existed. With its pipeline of confirmed work standing at an unprecedented level, KCP’s investment will expedite the global scaling of Jellyfish’s VFX and animation teams and advance the development and production of its original kids and family content through Jellyfish Originals.

KCP value-add...

Since our investment we have:

  • Recruited a Non-Executive Chair, Lynton Barker, who is well known to KCP from his Chair role at Sparta Global, a hugely successful investment for KCP VIII