PE-backed Unity Technologies acquires Finger Food

Unity Technologies, a portfolio company of Silver Lake, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Sequoia Capital and other investors, has acquired Vancouver, British Columbia's Finger Food Advanced Technology Group, a professional services company.

Unity Technologies, a portfolio company of Silver Lake, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Sequoia Capital and other investors, has acquired Vancouver, British Columbia’s Finger Food Advanced Technology Group, a professional services company. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in San Francisco, Unity is a platform for creating and operating interactive real-time 3D content.

PRESS RELEASE

SAN FRANCISCO, May 07, 2020 — Unity Technologies (https://unity.com/), the world’s leading platform for creating and operating interactive, real-time 3D (RT3D) content, today announced the acquisition of Vancouver-based Finger Food Advanced Technology Group: a professional services organization specializing in building industry-first solutions for global companies. Finger Food provides tailored solutions to some of the world’s leading companies, including Lowe’s, Enbridge, and Softbank Robotics, to solve complex business problems using today’s most advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality and robotics. The acquisition marks a turning point for Unity’s work beyond gaming:

Finger Food will join Unity Industrial, the division that ensures the development and deployment of scalable RT3D solutions and services to any industry or enterprise. Unity will retain all 200+ members of the company to help drive further RT3D adoption.

“Across industries, teams are realizing the significant impact and value real-time 3D technologies can have on traditional workflows and their business objectives,” said Dave Rhodes, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Unity Create Solutions. “Over the last two years, we’ve made meaningful traction deploying our industry-leading RT3D platform typically known for game development into industries such as media and entertainment, automotive and transportation, and architecture and construction. The reality is we’re just getting started. Finger Food has already had a lot of success applying RT3D to these industries and others, solving customers’ hardest problems – together we will provide the solutions and services all businesses need to get their RT3D visions off the ground.”

Today, companies like BMW, FCA Group, Daimler, Skanska, Gensler, and Lockheed Martin use Unity’s RT3D technology to increase productivity, drive deeper collaboration, and speed up time-to-market. The acquisition of Finger Food Advanced Technology Group will accelerate Unity’s growth into additional industries that are eager to take advantage of real-time 3D technologies but lack the internal infrastructure or technical expertise to get started.

Finger Food will provide Unity’s enterprise customers with design, development, and deployment services such as interactive, digital twins of real-world assets like manufactured products and buildings. Together Unity and Finger Food will translate shared tooling and services programs into repeatable solutions, so that enterprise companies across any industry can utilize real-time 3D off-the-shelf without needing to ramp up internal expertise, retraining or upending established processes.

“Enabling the adoption of real-time 3D technology is at the heart of what we do for our customers,” said Ryan Peterson, Chief Executive Officer, Finger Food Advanced Technology Group. “Whether we’re designing AR/VR, mobile applications, or tackling complex industrial challenges, Unity is foundational in helping us deliver usable RT3D applications as well as the tangible business value that our clients expect. By joining the Unity family, we will have more access to Unity’s extensive engineering team to help shape the future of their platform by sharing the trends and needs that we’re seeing across our customer base.”

Unity is the complete platform for RT3D development giving everyone — from emerging creators to global brands — the most powerful and accessible tools to create real-time 3D experiences. More than half of the top 50 AEC companies and the top 10 best-selling automotive brands have chosen Unity to power their real-time 3D activities. For more information, please visit www.unity.com.

About Unity Technologies
Unity is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating interactive, real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Unity empowers anyone, regardless of skill level and industry, to create 3D visual content using world-class technology, operate using resources that maximize ease-of-use, and monetize so that they can find success with their creations. The company’s 1,000 person development team keeps Unity at the forefront of development by working alongside partners such as Google, Facebook, Oculus, Autodesk, and Microsoft to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Made with Unity experiences reach 3 billion devices worldwide and have been installed more than 37 billion times in the last 12 months. For more information, please visit www.unity.com.

About Finger Food Advanced Technology Group
Finger Food Advanced Technology Group was founded in 2009 and builds custom technology solutions to solve some of the most complex problems faced by businesses today. The company utilizes in-house expertise in AI, AR/VR, Blockchain, Robotics, and IoT, to create cloud, web, mobile, machine and advanced-interface solutions for Global 1000-level clients.