Excellence Awards - Shortlists Announced
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Excellence Awards – Shortlists Announced

30 Sep 2021

We are delighted to announce the shortlists for the 2021 Excellence Awards. Look out for the announcement of the winners in November along with our full Awards Report

Excellence Awards – Shortlists Announced

The shortlist categories are divided into FOUR groups:

Excellence Categories – These categories look at achievements in our  core areas of excellence and include everything from Covid-19 Response to Social Impact.

Sector Excellence – These categories look at achievements within each individual market sub-sector and can include everything from notable business expansion through innovation to diversity and environmental initiatives.

Firms of the Year – These categories look at achievements by specific types of companies and includes everything from new market entrants to finance and legal firms.

Deals of the Year – The most notable finance and M&A deals from the research period.

 

*Please note that we also have awards for individuals, the winners of which will be announced in our Awards Report alongside the other category winners

 

Excellence Categories

COVID-19 RESPONSE

  • Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Airbus
  • British Army
  • Bundeswehr
  • Digital Concepts Engineering
  • Empatica
  • IAI
  • Meridian Rapid Defense Group

DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

  • Nato
  • US Department of Defense

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  • Hensoldt
  • Safran
  • Thales

INNOVATION

  • Adarga
  • aunav
  • Australian Department of Defense
  • Digital Concepts Engineering
  • Kratos
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Omnetics
  • Pearson Engineering
  • Smart Shooter
  • Solcera
  • Texas A&M
  • US Army
  • Viasat

PRODUCT LAUNCH

  • Advanced Detection Technology
  • aunav
  • General Dynamics
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Milrem Robotics
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Omnetics
  • Parrot
  • Patria
  • QinetiQ
  • Rheinmetall

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

  • BAE Systems
  • BlackSky
  • DARPA
  • Jacobs
  • Lockheed Martin
  • NP Aerospace
  • Patria
  • QinetiQ
  • Texas A&M
  • US Army

SAFETY

  • Advanced Analysis Australia
  • aunav
  • Australian Department of Defense
  • British Army
  • Empatica
  • FLIR
  • Magawa

SOCIAL IMPACT

  • Evolution
  • Hensoldt
  • Leonardo
  • Shared Services Connected Limited (SSCL)
  • US Department of Defense

Sector Excellence

DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

  • BAE Systems
  • L3Harris
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Milrem Robotics; Marduk Technologies
  • Parrot
  • Rheinmetall

ENGINEERING AND INFRASTRUCTURE

  • BAE Systems
  • CACI
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Palantir
  • Raytheon
  • Science Applications International (SAIC)

MEDICAL AND PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

  • Digital Concepts Engineering
  • FLIR

NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE

  • CACI
  • General Dynamics
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Maxar
  • Northrop Grumman
  • UK Ministry of Defence

PERSONNEL AND RECRUITMENT

  • CDW
  • Cubic
  • DARPA
  • DRDO
  • Evolution
  • FLIR
  • UK Ministry of Defence
  • Ultralife
  • US Army

VEHICLES

  • AeroVironment
  • BAE Systems
  • FLIR
  • General Dynamics
  • GM Defense
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Milrem Robotics
  • Oshkosh Defense
  • Rheinmetall
  • Robotic Research

WEAPONRY

  • BAE Systems
  • Eurosam
  • General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS)
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Rheinmetall
  • Saab
  • Smart Shooter

Firm of the Year

DISRUPTOR

  • Atlan Space
  • Axon Enterprise
  • Duke Robotics
  • Graphene Composites USA
  • Hensoldt
  • ideaForge Technology

LEGAL

  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Hogan Lovells International
  • Jones Day
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Linklaters
  • McGuire Woods
  • Milbank
  • Slaughter and May
  • Sullivan & Cromwell

FINANCE

  • Banco Santander
  • Bank of America Corp
  • Barclays Plc
  • BNP Paribas SA
  • Citigroup Inc
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Evercore Inc
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Societe Generale SA
  • The Goldman Sachs Group Inc
  • UBS Group AG

NEWCOMER

  • EDGE Group PJSC
  • Hanwha Defense
  • Tenexium

PRIVATE EQUITY/VC

  • Arlington Capital Partners LP
  • Carlyle Japan Partners IV
  • Greenbriar Equity Group LLC
  • GTCR LLC
  • J.F. Lehman & Co
  • Lone Star Funds

SME

  • Astrotech
  • Frequency Electronics
  • Genasys
  • Innovative Solutions and Support
  • ORBIT Communication Systems
  • VirTra

Deal of the Year

Finance

  • Anduril Industries
  • BAE Systems
  • Honeywell International
  • L3Harris Technologies
  • Teledyne Technologies

M&A (impact)

  • Ametek acquires Abaco Systems
  • Ansys acquires Analytical Graphics
  • BAE Systems acquires Collins Military GPS
  • CAE acquires L3Harris Military Training business
  • Huntington Ingalls acquires Alion Science
  • Leonardo acquires stake in Hensoldt
  • Peraton acquires Northrup Grumman’s IT and Mission Support Services business
  • Peraton acquires Perspecta
  • Renk acquires L3Harris Combat Propulsion Systems
  • Teledyne acquires FLIR Thermal Imaging Solutions

M&A (innovation)

  • Aerovironment acquires Arcturus UAV
  • Curtiss-Wright acquires PacStar
  • CZG acquires Colt
  • KBR acquires Centauri
  • McKean Defense Group acquires Mikros Systems
  • Oshkosh acquires Pratt Miller