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Catalis expands its service offering into Art and Game Development through the acquisition of Secret 6

January 2023

Vespa Capital portfolio company, Catalis Group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Secret 6, the renowned game development and art studio based in Manila and Madrid.

Founded in 2005 by Ron Schaffner, a veteran of the games industry, Secret 6 employs over 300 people and specialises in 3D art for AAA titles, 2D art, full game development and quality assurance. Schaffner will continue to run Secret 6 as CEO with the added support of Catalis and its award-winning service companies, Testronic and Giant Interactive.

Secret 6 is 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. 

Dominic Wheatley, CEO of Catalis, stated “We are delighted that Secret 6 and Ron have joined the Catalis family. Secret 6 has a great reputation in the industry for producing high-quality work and their impressive list of clients speaks for itself. Ron brings with him a wealth of leadership and game experience; we all look forward to working with him and supporting Secret 6’s continued growth”. 

Commenting on the deal, Ron Schaffner of Secret 6 said “We are thrilled to be joining Catalis, a group highly regarded for their excellent service offerings. We look forward to collaborating with Catalis to accelerate the group’s growth, enhance and expand the services we offer to our clients, and provide exciting new opportunities for our talented teams in Manila and Madrid”.