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.The full dataset can be made available for non-commercial research purposes. If interested, please submit a request to access the ERM dataset.

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 minsort descending
03/09/2019 France Ministère de l'Action et des Comptes publics Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 5,800
27/06/2008 Italy Unicredit Merger/Acquisition Financial services 5,900
03/07/2002 European Union HP - Compaq Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 5,900
20/11/2009 United Kingdom First Quench Bankruptcy Retail 5,928
20/01/2009 World BHP Billiton Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 6,000
24/01/2009 World Royal Philips Electronics Internal restructuring Manufacturing 6,000
12/11/2009 France PSA Peugeot Citroën Internal restructuring Manufacturing 6,000
18/05/2010 World Pfizer Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 6,000
16/05/2002 World Man Technologie Internal restructuring Manufacturing 6,000
29/01/2004 World Kraft Foods Internal restructuring Manufacturing 6,000
20/11/2002 World MAN Internal restructuring Manufacturing 6,000
01/05/2002 Spain Santander Internal restructuring Financial services 6,000
14/01/2005 Czechia České dráhy Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 6,000
03/06/2005 Poland Pekao and BPH Merger/Acquisition Financial services 6,000