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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 datesorteeri kahanevalt Country Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
26/01/2021 Ireland Lidl Business expansion Retail 1200
26/01/2021 Ireland Personio Business expansion Administrative services 140
26/01/2021 Romania Penny Business expansion Retail 400
26/01/2021 Germany H&M Internal restructuring Retail 800
26/01/2021 Germany MAN Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,500
26/01/2021 United Kingdom Lidl Business expansion Retail 170
26/01/2021 United Kingdom Nissan Internal restructuring Manufacturing 157
26/01/2021 Italy Lidl Italia Business expansion Retail 200
26/01/2021 Spain Imaginarium Internal restructuring Retail 125
26/01/2021 Denmark Vestjysk Bank Merger/Acquisition Financial services 75
27/01/2021 France Office national des forêts Internal restructuring Agriculture 500
27/01/2021 Finland Compass Group Finland Internal restructuring Hotel / restaurants 365
27/01/2021 Ireland Alter Domus Business expansion Financial services 100
27/01/2021 Germany Coty Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 300