EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Restructurings in SMEs

Restructuring is part and parcel of the economic fabric in Europe, as companies must adapt to altered conditions in a bid to remain sustainable and competitive. Small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) constitute over 99% of European businesses and about 66% of private sector employment, so policymakers at all levels need to understand the specific challenges facing them to provide appropriate support for this backbone of the European economy. Eurofound’s report Restructuring in SMEs in Europe outlines the features peculiar to SMEs in their anticipation and management of restructuring. It also explores the main drivers of change and analyses the factors influencing successful restructuring. It offers a wide-ranging, comparative view of how restructuring impacts on workers and the company itself and puts forward several policy pointers for future action. The report draws on 85 company case studies which are available in this database. An overview of the restructuring in SMEs project is available.

85 items found
Companysort descending Country Type of Restructuring Sector Keywords
Acropolis Dry Cleaners, Cyprus Cyprus Merger/Acquisition Other services Recession/Crisis
ADV, Romania Romania Internal restructuring Professional services
Aktis, Greece Greece Business expansion Construction Globalisation
Amirro, Czech Republic Czechia Internal restructuring Manufacturing
AMSY Marking Technology, Hungary Hungary Business expansion Retail
Astel, Estonia Estonia Business expansion Manufacturing Flexicurity, Recession/Crisis
ATech, Slovenia Slovenia Internal restructuring Manufacturing
Automation company, Germany Germany (Avoiding) bankruptcy, Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing
Bairaktaris Marble, Greece Greece Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying Recession/Crisis
Banque Havilland, Luxembourg Luxembourg (Avoiding) bankruptcy, Internal restructuring Financial services Recession/Crisis
Biliński,Poland Poland Business expansion Manufacturing Globalisation
Biofun, Portugal Portugal Business expansion Manufacturing
BIOK Laboratorija, Lithuania Lithuania Business expansion Manufacturing
Blažič robni trakovi, Slovenia Slovenia Business expansion Retail Globalisation
Boris 45, Spain Spain Business expansion Hotel / restaurants
Boutiquehotel Stadthalle Wien, Austria Austria Business expansion Hotel / restaurants Greening
Brian Mordaunt & Sons, Ireland Ireland Closure Retail Recession/Crisis
CAM, Italy Italy Business expansion Manufacturing Recession/Crisis
Camilleri Group of Companies, Malta Malta Business expansion Retail Recession/Crisis
Cinoco Group, Belgium Belgium Business expansion Retail