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 creationsort descending Planned job reductions min
13/12/2002 Belgium Hoverspeed Bankruptcy/Closure Transportation / storage 197
22/01/2004 World Albany International Internal restructuring Manufacturing 330
26/03/2004 United Kingdom Peugeot Internal restructuring Manufacturing 700
28/02/2003 France Martell and Co. Internal restructuring Manufacturing 114
12/05/2003 United Kingdom ICI Paints Internal restructuring Manufacturing 300
13/11/2002 Netherlands Wavin KLS Internal restructuring Manufacturing 100
28/11/2003 France Villeroy & Boch Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 75
27/10/2003 Denmark LEGO Internal restructuring Manufacturing 257
15/07/2003 Greece Ippokambos Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 296
18/10/2002 Sweden International Business Systems Internal restructuring Information / communication 100
17/08/2002 United Kingdom Elizabeth the Chef Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 200
05/02/2003 United Kingdom Buzz Merger/Acquisition Transportation / storage 130
30/09/2003 Netherlands Deli XL Internal restructuring Hotel / restaurants 200
25/04/2002 France Andersen France Merger/Acquisition Professional services 1,000