EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Factsheets

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 creation Planned job reductions minsort descending
26/01/2009 World ING Internal restructuring Financial services 7,000
26/01/2009 World Home Depot Internal restructuring Retail 7,000
30/01/2009 World Hitachi Ltd Internal restructuring Manufacturing 7,000
04/11/2009 World Johnson & Johnson Internal restructuring Manufacturing 7,000
25/09/2009 World ING Internal restructuring Financial services 7,000
17/02/2016 World Bombardier Internal restructuring Manufacturing 7,000
14/11/2013 United Kingdom Barclays Internal restructuring Financial services 7,000
30/01/2014 World Weatherford International Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 7,000
09/06/2015 United Kingdom HSBC Internal restructuring Financial services 7,000
04/11/2003 World Tyco International Internal restructuring Manufacturing 7,200
22/10/2008 World Merck Internal restructuring Manufacturing 7,200
14/11/2011 European Union Unicredit Internal restructuring Financial services 1135 7,290
02/02/2012 World AstraZeneca Internal restructuring Manufacturing 7,300
30/09/2016 Germany Commerzbank Internal restructuring Financial services 7,300

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