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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 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 Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions minabsteigend sortieren
21/03/2006 Germany Deutsche Bundesbank Internal restructuring Financial services 2,250
06/03/2015 World SAP Internal restructuring Information / communication 2200 2,250
25/09/2019 Germany Continental Internal restructuring Manufacturing 2,250
19/12/2018 France SNCF Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 171 2,257
22/12/2011 United Kingdom Barratts Priceless Bankruptcy Retail 2,280
04/05/2007 Germany Nokia Siemens Network Internal restructuring Manufacturing 2,290
10/02/2016 Belgium NMBS-SNCB Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 2,293
03/10/2016 Netherlands ING Internal restructuring Financial services 2,300
18/04/2006 United Kingdom Peugeot Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 2,300
24/06/2005 World ABN Amro Internal restructuring Financial services 2,300
08/09/2005 Romania Regia Autonomă de Transport Bucureşti Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 2,300
28/11/2013 Germany Max Bahr Bankruptcy Retail 2,300
13/10/2010 Netherlands UWV Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 2,300
12/09/2019 World British American Tobacco Internal restructuring Manufacturing 2,300