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Catalis a UK-headquartered global video game and entertainment group focused on the provision of technical and creative services to the entertainment industry and the publishing of indie games.

 

We are comprised of two divisions: Services and Publishing

 

Services

Our Services division is comprised of three distinct companies: Testronic, Giant Worldwide and Secret 6.

Testronic: A world-leading Quality Assurance and Localisation company that provides award-winning services to the video game industry. Testronic has operations in the UK, USA, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Portugal. With over 1,900 technicians, Testronic is a trusted partner for some of the world’s largest games publishers.

Giant Worldwide: A fast-growing organization now comprising 250 employees with locations in Los Angeles, New York, London, Warsaw, and Bucharest. Giant service offering includes Platform Delivery Services, Master QC, Streaming App/Software Performance, Physical Disc Authoring and QC, and newly launched Subtitle Localization.

Secret 6: A leader in video game co-development, QA and 3D art production for console, PC, mobile and VR gaming platforms. For over 15 years, the company has built a reputation among some of the world’s top game development studios as a trusted and dependable outsourced production partner for their critically and commercially acclaimed AAA titles. Secret 6 has locations in San Francisco, Manila and Madrid.

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Publishing

Our Publishing division is made up of Curve Games, an ambitious, fast-growing publisher and developer.

Founded in 2013, Curve Games is an award-winning independent publisher. They work with the best talent from all over the world to curate, shape and amplify ‘Triple I’ games. Curve are pioneers of developer-focused publishing, with their games played by millions of players around the world.

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.

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.

Curve operates out of Islington (London) with a sales and marketing office in San Francisco (USA).

In 2022, Curve won the 'Publishing Star' award at the Develop:Star Awards in Brighton.

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Management

Executive management

About Steve

Steve Trowbridge

CEO, Catalis Group

  • Steve Trowbridge, CEO, Catalis Group

Non-executive directors

About Nigel

Nigel Hammond

About Nicola

Nicola McQuaid

About Peter

Peter Opperman

About Dominic

Dominic Wheatley

  • 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.

  • Nicola McQuaid

    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 Opperman

    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.

  • Dominic Wheatley

    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 served as CEO of the Catalis Group from 2012 and moved to a role as Non-Executive Director in 2023.

Our offices

Catalis has over 2,300 members of staff in 13 locations across 9 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 York, USA 133 W 19th Street,
3rd Floor,
New York,
NY 10011

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

Vancouver, Canada Suite 800
510 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC,
V6B 1L8

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

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

Belgrade, Serbia Palata "Beograd" ("Beograđanka"),
Masarikova 5,
Belgrade, Serbia

Lisbon, Portugal Rua Latino Coelho 13
1050-234
Lisbon, Portugal

Manila, The Philippines Unit 1007,
Exquadra Tower,
1 Jade Drive, Ortigas Center,
San Antonio, Pasig 1605

Madrid, Spain C/ Bravo Murillo 101,
8ª Planta 28020

Catalis News
Dominic Wheatley moves to role as Non-Executive Director

24 Aug 2023

The Catalis Group announces that Dominic Wheatley is moving from his role as CEO to be a Non-Executive Director. Dominic has been the architect of the success of Catalis Group, with over 2,000 people now working in the business and…

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Testronic Film & TV and Giant Interactive Rebrand as Giant Worldwide

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…

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Catalis Group Company Testronic Inc. Acquires Check Disc Labs and Giant Interactive

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…

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