EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change


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 27,000 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 Companyabsteigend sortieren Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
11/01/2012 United Kingdom WJ Harte Bankruptcy Construction 500
03/09/2015 United Kingdom WL Gore Internal restructuring Manufacturing 120
09/01/2006 United Kingdom Wm Morrison Merger/Acquisition Retail 1,600
13/01/2009 United Kingdom Wm Morrison Business expansion Retail 6500
14/09/2005 Sweden WM-Data Merger/Acquisition Information / communication 300
10/03/2004 World WM-data Novo Internal restructuring Information / communication 152
04/04/2014 World WMF Internal restructuring Retail 390
11/07/2019 Germany WMF Internal restructuring Manufacturing 150
30/07/2019 France WN Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 138
01/08/2012 Poland WNS Business expansion Professional services 500
15/01/2008 Romania WNS Global Services Romania Business expansion Professional services 150
15/06/2007 United Kingdom Wockhardt Internal restructuring Manufacturing 90
08/11/2016 United Kingdom Wockhardt Business expansion Manufacturing 40
05/04/2006 Poland Wójcik Fabryka Mebli Business expansion Manufacturing 200