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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

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.

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Curve Games

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.

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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.

    Andrew was promoted to Catalis Group CFO in March 2020.

Non-executive directors

About Nigel

Nigel Hammond

About Ray

Ray Stenton

About Nicola

Nicola McQuaid

About Peter

Peter Opperman

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Our offices

Catalis has over 1,900 members of staff split over 11 locations and 7 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,
Bucharest 012152

Belgrade, Serbia Balkanska 44,
Beograd 11000

Catalis News
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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The Catalis Group acquires the Canadian developer, and creator of For The King, IronOak Games Inc.

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…

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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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