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The restructuring events database contains factsheets with data on large-scale restructuring events reported in the principal national media in each EU member state. It has been in existence since 2002.

The map displays the most recent cases. Nation-wide cases are displayed next to the country name.

Recent restructuring cases

The database is updated daily and grows at a rate of approximately 20-30 new entries a week. To date, more than 25,000 restructuring events have been recorded.

In order to be included in the database, an individual case of restructuring must involve the announced loss or creation of at least 100 jobs, or employment effects affecting at least 10% of a workforce of more than 250 people. A restructuring statistics tool is available to explore summary data from the restructuring events database by country, sector and restructuring type.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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Announcement date Country Companyaufsteigend sortieren Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
04/07/2018 France Abattoirs Industriels de la Manche Bankruptcy Manufacturing 235
15/01/2019 France Abattoir de Challans (Covia) Bankruptcy Manufacturing 140
16/03/2016 Spain Abantia Internal restructuring Professional services 318
18/02/2020 Spain Abanca Internal restructuring Financial services 250
30/04/2014 United Kingdom Abacus Care Closure Health / social work 152
23/07/2012 Netherlands AB Oost Internal restructuring Administrative services 300
07/01/2010 European Union AB InBev Internal restructuring Manufacturing 800
09/06/2011 Belgium AB Inbev Internal restructuring Manufacturing 167
18/10/2013 Germany AB InBev Internal restructuring Manufacturing 151
05/01/2007 Poland AB Foods Polska Business expansion Manufacturing 150
02/02/2007 Poland AB Foods Polska Business expansion Manufacturing 120
04/11/2014 Germany AB Elektronik Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 300
07/07/2008 United Kingdom AB Automotive Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 157
22/02/2014 Denmark Aarhus Universitet Internal restructuring Education 358