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 25,000 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 creationsort ascending Planned job reductions min
07/11/2017 United Kingdom Pentland Brands Internal restructuring Administrative services 100
22/11/2017 Germany Sparkasse Köln-Bonn Internal restructuring Financial services 850
22/11/2017 Germany Sanofi-Aventis Internal restructuring Manufacturing 400
28/11/2017 United Kingdom Palmer and Harvey McLane Limited Closure Retail 2,500
06/11/2017 United Kingdom Whole Food Markets Closure Retail 150
13/11/2017 United Kingdom Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) Internal restructuring Manufacturing 140
06/02/2018 United Kingdom Oyster Yachts Closure Manufacturing 0
31/01/2018 United Kingdom Marks & Spencer Internal restructuring Retail 468
14/02/2018 Spain Selecta Internal restructuring Retail 138
12/02/2018 Finland YIT Merger/Acquisition Construction 120
15/02/2018 Finland Nokia Internal restructuring Manufacturing 353
16/02/2018 Belgium Medtronic Internal restructuring Manufacturing 380
08/02/2018 United Kingdom Debenhams Internal restructuring Retail 320
02/02/2018 United Kingdom Carillion Bankruptcy Construction 2,778