Univers Retail becomes a subsidiary of the Intys Partners group


Univers Retail is delighted to join the Intys family. This operation is a real opportunity to accelerate our international development and the deployment of our strategy, in order to achieve our ambition: to become a consulting firm leader on the Retail market.
Univers Retail will remain a legal entity in its own right, with its own autonomy and its own brand, integrated within the Intys Consulting group, with which we will build numerous synergies to create even greater value for our customers and our employees.

As part of this merger, Cyril Besse, Senior Partner of Univers Retail since 2015, has been appointed Chairman of Univers Retail.

"This operation will enable Univers Retail to accelerate its development in France and Europe, and is fully in line with our ambition to become one of the leading consultancies in the retail market. I was impressed by the quality of our discussions with Intys' operational management and the shared values that drive us. The appointment of Cyril Besse as Chairman of Univers Retail is a guarantee of the success of this operation, and I wish Cyril every success": Jean-Manuel Urvoy, founder of Univers Retail.

Cyril Besse, Chairman of Univers Retail: " This merger with Intys represents a real opportunity for Univers Retail, and is perfectly in line with our ambition to become one of the leading consultancies in the retail market. This operation will enable us to accelerate our international development and, more generally, the deployment of our strategy. I'm convinced that the synergies that will rapidly emerge will benefit our employees and our customers, and create value for the Group ".

Philippe Metz, CEO and co-founder of Intys: "Combining the know-how and skills of Univers Retail and Intys will provide a sustainable competitive advantage. Over and above the obvious synergies, it is Univers Retail's management culture, which values entrepreneurship, excellence and responsibility, that convinced me of the merits of this operation".

Intys and Univers Retail

About Intys

Founded in Belgium in 2007 by Michel Van Hemele and Philippe Metz, Intys is a multi-specialist management consultancy with recognized expertise in the healthcare, energy, industry and financial services sectors. Intys clients include major international corporations and leading European institutions.

In 2019, Intys generated sales of €35 million with 360 employees in 3 countries (Belgium, France, Luxembourg).

Particular attention is paid to recruiting consultants who share the same values of performance and responsibility as management.

Intys has long been aware of its role to play in the environmental and social transition, thanks to its ability to innovate and propose solutions that meet society's needs, and has a tradition of volunteering and skills sponsorship.