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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

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 over 150 games for functionality and in up to 36 languages. With over 1,000 technicians, Testronic is a trusted partner for some of the world’s largest games publishers, TV companies, movie studios and streaming services.

With over 100 clients, Testronic is growing strongly.

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Curve Digital

Curve Digital is an ambitious, fast-growing publisher.

Founded in 2005, Curve Digital (Curve) is an award-winning digital games publisher. To date, Curve has published dozens of titles, including critically acclaimed hits Flame in the Flood, Smoke and Sacrifice, 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 brought the indie studio, Runner Duck Games, into of the Curve family.
They continue to develop the ‘Crew’ franchise from their offices in Brighton.

In 2019, Curve won both 'Publishing Star' at the Develop:Star Awards and 'Indie Game Publisher of the Year' at the MCV Awards.

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Management Board

Executive directors

About Dominic

Dominic Wheatley

CEO

About Andrew

Andrew Lawton

CFO

  • 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.

Non-executive directors

About Nigel

Nigel Hammond

About Phil

Phil Frame

About Ray

Ray Stenton

  • Nigel Hammond

    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.

  • Phil Frame

    Phil is a Director at NorthEdge and has been involved in private equity transactions for over 10 years. Phil qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and spent three years at Altium Capital before joining NorthEdge in 2012. He was Investor Director of Sumo Digital during NorthEdge’s investment until the successful exit to Perwyn in 2016.

  • Ray Stenton

    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.

Our offices

Catalis has over 1,300 members of staff split over 10 offices and 6 countries.
Catalis offices map

London, UK 3rd Floor,
20 Victoria Street,
London,
SW1H 0NF

Croydon, UK Suffolk House,
Suites 1-3, 2nd Floor,
George Street,
Croydon,
CR0 1PE

Islington, UK 1st Floor,
63 Gee Street,
London,
EC1V 3RS

Los Angeles, USA 111 North First Street,
3rd Floor,
Burbank,
CA 91502

New Orleans New Orleans Exchange Centre
935 Gravier Street
New Orleans,
LA 70112

Warsaw, Poland ul. Poleczki 21A,
02-822,
Warsaw

Chile Avenida Apoquindo 5950
Office 16101
Las Condes,
Santiago de Chile

Bucharest, Romania Siret Street, No. 95,
Cyrom Center,
Corp C2, 1st Floor,
District 1,
Bucharest 012152

Belgrade, Serbia Balkanska 44,
Beograd 11000

Catalis News
Testronic grows games QA capacity with acquisition of Whyttest

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…

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NorthEdge completes £90 million acquisition of Catalis

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…

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Annual Report 2018

24 Jun 2019

Catalis plc, the UK group providing development, testing and publishing services for the global video games market, publishes its annual report for the year to 31 December 2018 (“FY18”). For the full report, please refer to the following attachment: Download…

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