Živković Samardžić, one of Serbia’s leading full-service independent law firms with proven track record and vast experience in the Serbian capital market, advising both investors and startups, has legally advised and provided regulatory and compliance support to Fifth Quarter Ventures (FQV) in the procedure of becoming the Alternative Investment Fund in the Republic of Serbia.
On April 21, 2023, the Securities Commission brought a decision to grant a permit to FQV, which enables FQV to transform into an Alternative Investment Fund Management Company, allowing it to step into the final procedural phase before the Securities Commission for obtaining the vital permit to establish an Alternative Investment Fund in the Republic of Serbia. This is the newest “big thing” in the Serbian capital market, having in mind that FQV will establish the fourth alternative investment fund ever in the Republic of Serbia.
FQV is founded with the idea to be an early-stage VC fund focused on investing in top startups from the Western Balkan. Also, with its experienced founders and proven business model, FQV will help startups that currently outgrow local investors and introduce them to the top foreign VCs. Finally, FQV’s strategy is also directed to the startups run by Serbian and Croatian founders in the diaspora who can benefit from FQV connections, and to the elite US/Canadian startups which have the Balkan presence that seeks help with product building & faster execution, in which case FQV has an active role in team and product building, in order to secure an allocation in a round led by Tier 1 VC from the Silicon Valley.
Živković Samardžić is a legal adviser and continuously supports FQV in all aspects of establishing and developing alternative investment fund in the Republic of Serbia. Živković Samardžić team consists of the Partners Igor Živkovski and Sava Pavlović, and Associate Ana Grebo.