Catalis comprises two companies.
We cover every aspect of game testing and publishing.
We also run facilities in Hollywood providing quality control and digital packaging for major studios in the Film and TV industry.
Testronic is a world-leading provider of technical services to the video games and entertainment industries.
With operations in the UK, USA, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Portugal, Testronic proudly serves a roster of world-leading media clients.
Each year, Testronic works on hundreds of media properties, providing services as diverse as testing, translation and digital packaging. With over 1,900 technicians, Testronic is a trusted partner for some of the world’s largest games publishers, TV companies, movie studios and streaming services.
With over 130 clients, Testronic is growing strongly.
Curve Games is an ambitious, fast-growing publisher and developer.
Founded in 2005, Curve Digital (Curve) is an award-winning digital games publisher and developer. To date, Curve has published dozens of titles, including critically acclaimed hits The Ascent, Flame in the Flood, For The King, Bomber Crew and the chart-topping Human: Fall Flat.
Curve operates out of Islington (London) with a sales and marketing office in San Francisco (USA). In 2019, Curve acquired the indie studio, Runner Duck Games, who continue to develop the 'Crew' franchise from their offices in Brighton. In 2020, Curve brought IronOak Games into the Curve family, who continue to develop the 'For The King' franchise from their offices in Vancouver, Canada.
In 2022, Curve won the 'Publishing Star' award at the Develop:Star Awards in Brighton.
Dominic Wheatley, CEO
Dominic Wheatley was founder and CEO of Eidos (originally Domark) and launched Tomb Raider at E3 in Los Angeles in 1996. He has served on the boards of Telecom Plus Plc and Statpro Plc and others.
Dominic took over as CEO of the Catalis Group in 2012 and added Curve Digital Publishing to the group in 2016.
Andrew Lawton, CFO
Andrew Lawton joined the Catalis Group as Corporate Finance and Strategy Director in August 2018.
A true games industry veteran, Lawton spent 19 years at Sony PlayStation, latterly as Chief Finance Officer and more recently served as Group Finance Director at AIM-listed Keywords Studios.
Andrew was promoted to Catalis Group CFO in March 2020.
Nigel Hammond's private equity experience covers more than two decades and has involved investing in companies across Europe. From 1990 to 1995 he worked for 3i, from 1995 to 2006 for Montagu Private Equity and co-founded Vespa Capital with Denis Leroy in 2007.
Nigel has been a Board Member since June 2014.
Ray is Managing Partner at NorthEdge and has been involved in private equity transactions for over 20 years. He is responsible for managing the investment teams across the three offices alongside the operational aspects of the business. Ray is also a member of Investment Committee and holds a number of Non-Executive board positions on NorthEdge investments.
Nicola joined NorthEdge in 2016 with over 10 years’ experience in M&A. She spent three years at JLA where she was part of a PE backed management team and led on acquisitions. Nicola was an Assistant Director in PwC Corporate Finance before joining JLA and has advised on a variety of deals, including buyouts, acquisitions and disposals across a range of sectors.
Peter is the non-executive chairman at Catalis. He has been chairing private equity investments for the last twenty years. Peter also sits on the boards of O’Neill Patient and Zenergi.
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29 Mar 2023
March 28th, 2023 – New York, NY – Testronic, which recently acquired Giant Interactive, will rebrand the group’s combined film and TV services under the newly launched, Giant Worldwide. Merging Testronic and Giant Interactive’s complementary services into Giant Worldwide is a…Read more
29 Jul 2022
LOS ANGELES – Testronic, an award-winning entertainment service provider, has acquired the businesses of US-based Check Disc Labs, Inc. and Giant Interactive. Testronic Inc., provider of post-production QA services to the television and film industry is pleased to announce the…Read more
2 Nov 2020
The Catalis Group is expanding its North American footprint with a second bolt-on acquisition completed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Curve Digital, part of the Catalis Group, has bought Vancouver-based IronOak Games, an independent games developer. IronOak Games, headed up by…Read more