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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 dateaufsteigend sortieren Country Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
10/07/2002 Denmark Berlingske Tidende Internal restructuring Information / communication 44
09/07/2002 United Kingdom Channel 4 Internal restructuring Information / communication 100
08/07/2002 United Kingdom Casema Internal restructuring Information / communication 150
08/07/2002 United Kingdom HP - Compaq Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 1,580
08/07/2002 United Kingdom Pace Micro Technology Internal restructuring Manufacturing 180
08/07/2002 France HP - Compaq Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 1,206
05/07/2002 World Babcock Börsig Bankruptcy/Closure Utilities 22,000
05/07/2002 Spain Banco de Espana Internal restructuring Financial services 340
05/07/2002 Netherlands Casema Internal restructuring Information / communication 200
05/07/2002 Germany Hummelsheim GmbH & Co KG Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 122
05/07/2002 Netherlands BBP Turbine Services Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 120
03/07/2002 Germany Mühl Product & Service AG Relocation Construction 3,400
03/07/2002 Netherlands CMG Internal restructuring Information / communication 118
03/07/2002 Germany SER Systems Bankruptcy/Closure Information / communication 400