Excellence Awards - Shortlists Announced
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Excellence Awards – Shortlists Announced

30 Sep 2021 (Last Updated December 1st, 2021 11:58)

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
  • Carlyle
  • Greenbriar Equity Group
  • GTCR
  • 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