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 Companysort descending Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
07/12/2017 United Kingdom Wolseley Internal restructuring Retail 270
22/03/2016 United Kingdom Wolsesley Internal restructuring Retail 100
30/10/2003 World Wolters Kluwer Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,600
25/05/2004 Germany Wolters Kluwer & Springer Merger/Acquisition Information / communication 100
26/06/2003 Belgium Wolters Kluwer Belgium Internal restructuring Information / communication 146
02/06/2009 France Wolters Kluwer France Internal restructuring Information / communication 111
13/02/2012 United Kingdom Wolverhampton City Council Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 100
26/02/2015 Ireland Wonga Closure Financial services 175
19/04/2017 United Kingdom Wood Green Healthcare Centre Business expansion Health / social work 100
11/07/2017 United Kingdom Wood Group Business expansion Mining / quarrying 200
18/08/2015 United Kingdom Wood Group Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 1,000
04/05/2016 United Kingdom Wood Group Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 300
07/10/2015 United Kingdom Wood Group Internal restructuring Manufacturing 90
01/02/2015 World Wood Group Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 4,000