Catalis comprises two companies.
We cover every aspect of game testing and publishing.
We also run facilities in Hollywood providing QA for major studios in the Film and TV business.
Testronic is a world-leading provider of quality assurance services.
With operations in the UK, USA, Poland, Romania and Serbia, Testronic proudly serves a roster of world-leading media clients.
Each year, Testronic tests hundreds of games for functionality and in up to 36 languages. With over 1,500 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 2019, Curve won both 'Publishing Star' at the Develop: Star Awards and 'Indie Game Publisher of the Year' at the MCV Awards."
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.
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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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
12 Aug 2020
Testronic, an award-winning Games service provider, has acquired Whyttest, a QA and customer support business with sites based in Romania and Serbia. The acquisition sees Testronic increase its capacity by 150 technicians, with the two Whyttest sites joining Testronic’s existing…Read more
14 Oct 2019
NorthEdge Capital has completed the acquisition of Catalis Group, one of the UK’s leading independent video games companies, in a deal that values the business at £90 million. NorthEdge has invested £46.6m through its acquisition vehicle Project Sword Bidco, whilst…Read more