Financial Association August 3 (Editor Liu Rui)According to media reports, four people familiar with the matter said that Unity Software, a well -known game engine developer, is spinning the Chinese department to negotiate to help them expand in the world's largest game market in China and promote its expansion of game production software technology to Yuanyuan to Yuanyuan to Yuanyuan New technical fields such as the universe.
If the spin -off plan can be implemented, this will be one of the large -scale transactions in the domestic technology industry this year.
Unity is a well -known American game engine developer, headquartered in San Francisco, USA. Unity entered China in 2012. Its software UNITY engine of the same name is the world's most popular game development engine. It also provides motivation for many well -known mobile games in China, such as Tencent's "Glory of the King" and Miha's "Original God".
Unity intends to split its Chinese department
Media reports quoted people familiar with the matter and said that Unity was looking for strategic investor cooperation, and the business valuation of the negotiations exceeded $ 1 billion.
It is said that the reason why Unity is planned to split business is because they hope to see its software have been widely used in China, including from smart cities, industrial design to Yuan universe and other fields.
People familiar with the matter revealed that the potential investors who have previously negotiated with Unity have been re -bet in the field of the Yuan universe.
The above -mentioned persons said that Unity believes that spin -off will help its expansion in the Chinese market, because this will give its Chinese department more operating autonomy, which may increase its attraction to local governments and state -owned partners. force.
This spin -off will be one of the larger scientific and technological transactions in China this year. Two people familiar with the matter said that Zhang Junbo, the president of the Greater China, has prepared for this plan for at least one year.
Unity has revealed that it will expand in China
They said that their spin -out plans had been postponed before, because US technology stocks were weak, which caused Unity's stock price to fall from nearly 80%from the high point in November 2021.
Zhang Junbo had revealed to the media last month that Unity's expansion plan in China, but did not mention the split plan.
He said at the time: "Because the market in China is large enough, there are many unique needs in the digital twin field, which is not the same as the world. Now China also pays more attention to technical security and controllable, so we also want to cater to this general trend."
Zhang Junbo also revealed at the time that thousands of engineers will be recruited in China in the next few years, in addition to the Shanghai Base Camp, it will also expand the Beijing and Guangzhou Branch.
Two of them said that the employees of Unity in Shanghai have been required to sign a contract with the new company, and they are currently negotiating about operating budget issues related to the spin -off plan.