Excellence Awards - Shortlists Announced
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Excellence Awards – Shortlists Announced

29 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

  • Aptar
  • Ardagh; Heritage Distilling
  • Belle Cosmic Manufacturing
  • DS Smith; Touchguard
  • Halonix
  • HHS, MMRI and Printex Transparent Packaging
  • Kruger; PMP
  • Universal Packaging

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  • AB Inbev
  • Aldi
  • Amcor
  • Dorset Tea
  • DS Smith
  • H&M
  • Mondi
  • ProAmpac
  • TerraCycle
  • Unilever
  • Waitrose

INNOVATION

  • Amcor
  • AMP; KDP
  • Danimer Scientific; PSI
  • Echo; Smarties
  • IBM
  • PACCOR
  • ProAmpac
  • Stora Enso
  • Valvoline

PRODUCT LAUNCH & R&D

  • AirXcoffee
  • Amcor
  • Belle Cosmic Manufacturing
  • Blueland
  • Colgate
  • Dow; Thong Guan
  • Gel-Pak; BAE Systems
  • Lamb Weston
  • NTFP
  • ProAmpac; Metropolitan Tea
  • Real Water
  • Sonoco
  • Tom’s of Maine

SAFETY

  • Screen; Lintec
  • Zydus Cadila

SOCIAL IMPACT

  • Herbal Essences
  • Kelloggs
  • Mimica Touch
  • SaTH
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • SPC Ardmona
  • Unilever

Sector Excellence

CHEMICALS, ADHESIVES AND COATING

  • Amcor
  • Dunn Paper
  • FILTEC
  • H.B. Fuller
  • Polygiene
  • SAKATA
  • Sinopharm Tech; CY Technology

DESIGN, GRAPHICS AND PRINTING

  • Amcor
  • Digimarc
  • PACCOR
  • Zydus Cadila

EQUIPMENT: PACKERS & FILLERS

  • Kaiser Aluminium
  • Sonoco
  • ULMA Packaging

MARKETS: BEVERAGE

  • AB Inbev
  • Bacardi
  • Ball
  • ButterflyCup
  • Coca Cola
  • Diageo
  • FloWater
  • Nestlé
  • ProAmpac
  • Real Water
  • Scholle IPN

MARKETS: FOOD

  • Amcor
  • Asda
  • Graphic Packaging
  • Hormel Foods
  • JM Packaging; FEI Foods
  • Kraft
  • Mondi
  • Nature Valley
  • ProAmpac
  • Riverford; Parkside

MARKETS: PHARMACEUTICALS

  • Amcor
  • Aptar
  • H.B. Fuller
  • HMBO
  • Neenah
  • NTFP
  • Sonoco
  • Zydus Cadila

MATERIALS: GLASS

  • Ardagh
  • ByQuest
  • Schott
  • Stanpac
  • Stevananto Group

MATERIALS: METAL

  • Ball
  • Damm
  • GSKCH; Albea; EPL Global
  • Hell Energy
  • Kaiser Aluminium
  • Nespresso
  • Proctor & Gamble

MATERIALS: PAPER AND BOARD

  • Arjowiggins
  • Billerud Korsnäs
  • DS Smith
  • Dunn Paper
  • Graphic Packaging
  • Mondi
  • Ranpak
  • Sabert
  • Sonoco
  • Stora Enso
  • Storopack
  • TwinRivers Paper

MATERIALS: PLASTICS

  • Alpla
  • Amcor
  • Braskem; UIC
  • Compostic
  • Danimer Scientific; PSI
  • Dow; Lucro
  • Gneuss
  • Neopac
  • ProAmpac
  • Sana Packaging

PACKAGING SOLUTIONS, LOGISTICS AND SERVICES

  • Amcor; McKinsey
  • AMP; KDP
  • Coles
  • H&M
  • Kroger
  • Mattel
  • Sonoco
  • TerraCycle
  • Tetra Pak

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION

  • Sinopharm Tech; CY Technology
  • Ventiv Design

Firm of the Year

DISRUPTOR

  • Cimex Corp
  • Inuru
  • PT Katalisator Asa Indonesia

FINANCE

  • Bank of America Corp
  • Barclays Plc
  • Citigroup Inc
  • Credit Suisse Group AG
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Evercore Inc
  • The Goldman Sachs Group Inc

LEGAL

  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Jones Day
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

NEWCOMER

  • CLUBZERO
  • Pulpex
  • Tiny ePaper
  • Transcend Packaging

PRIVATE EQUITY/VC

  • Apollo Global Management Inc
  • Bain Capital LP
  • BC Partners LLP
  • Brookfield Asset Management Inc
  • Kelso & Company LP
  • KKR & Co Inc
  • KPS Capital Partners LP
  • Portobello Capital, S.L.

SME

  • Gualapack
  • Pelliconi & C.

Deal of the Year

M&A (Impact)

  • Ardagh Metal Packaging Gores Holdings V merge
  • Chequers Capital acquires Alliance Etiquettes
  • Constantia Flexibles Group acquires Propak Ambalaj Uretim ve Pazarlama
  • Covestro acquires Royal DSM’s resins & functional materials business
  • GIC acquires stake in Altium Packaging
  • Graphic Packaging Holding acquires AR Packaging Group
  • Graphic Packaging acquires Americraft Carton
  • KPS Capital acquires Crown Holding’s EMEA food and consumer packaging business

FINANCE

  • Ardagh Metal Packaging
  • Ball Corporation
  • Berry Global Group
  • Canpack
  • Graphic Packaging International
  • Intertape Polymer
  • Klabin Austria
  • Mercer International
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • Sofima Holding