September 8, 2021 6 PM - 9 PM EDT
Chosen by the chapter’s Awards Committee from hundreds of
nominations, the finalists represent some of the best and brightest from among
the region’s business and deal-making community.
The finalists for this year’s Corporate Growth Awards are:
Deal of the Year Under $50M
·DLH Holding Corp.’s Acquisition of Irving Burton Associates, LLC (IBA)
·PSS’s (now known as Solerity) Acquisition of Eagle Ray, Inc.
·Xator Corporation’s Acquisition of InCadence Strategic Solutions Corp.
Deal of the Year From $50M to $250M
·AE Industrial Partners’ merger of NuWave Solutions & PCI Strategic Management to form BigBear.ai
·EverWatch’s Acquisition of BrainTrust ·OCTO, an Arlington Capital Partners portfolio company, merger with Sevatec
·The Carlyle Group’s acquisitions of IST Research & Two Six Labs and subsequent merger to form Two Six Technologies
Deal of the Year Over $250M
·Arlington Capital Partners’ Acquisition of J&J Worldwide Services, Inc.
·ICF International’s Acquisition of Incentive Technology Group (ITG)
·KBR’s Acquisition of Centauri, LLC, an Arlington Capital Partners portfolio company
·BlackHorse Solutions, Inc.
·Dexis Consulting Group
·Gunnison Consulting Group
Deal Team for a Public Company
·Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
·Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Deal Team for Private Equity or Venture Capital
·AE Industrial Partners
·Blue Delta Capital Partners
Emerging Growth Company Under $25M
·DarkBlade Systems Corporation
·Mindoula Health, Inc.
Growth Company From $25M to $75M
·Acclaim Technical Services, Inc. (ATS)
·Apex Physics Partners, LLC
·BlackHorse Solutions, Inc.
·Patriot Group International, Inc.
Growth Company From $75 to $250M
·Axiologic Solutions LLC
Growth Company Over $250M
·Dovel Technologies, Inc.
·GuidePoint Security LLC
The winners of the 2021 Corporate Growth Awards will be selected from this list of finalists, and announced at a gala on September 8, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency Reston Pavilion.
Each year, ACG National Capital recognizes the companies, executives and deal teams that are responsible for making this region one of the best in which to do business by presenting them with Corporate Growth Awards.
The Corporate Growth Awards commemorate the previous year’s most impressive deals and highlight the dealmakers, investors, and corporate leaders that make the region a hotbed for corporate growth and deal activity.
ACG National Capital, the region’s preeminent association for corporate professionals with a focus on M&A within the middle market, presents Corporate Growth Awards to the region’s biggest deals, top executives and fastest growing companies. Through this award program, we celebrate the dealmakers that make the national capital region and its business community one of the fastest growing, successful and active in the nation. The annual Corporate Growth Awards are given to business leaders, deal teams and companies that were individually selected for their accomplishments in crafting and executing on successful growth strategies and deals.
·Corporate Growth Company of the Year ($25M-$75M): Ridgeline International
·Corporate Growth Company of the Year ($75M-$250M): VTG
·Corporate Growth Company of the Year (Over $250M): Valiant Integrated Services
·Private Equity Deal Team of the Year: Arlington Capital Partners
·Venture Deal Team of the Year: Motley Fool Ventures
·Deal Team of the Year (Private Company): Gryphon Technologies
·Deal Team of the Year (Public Company): SAIC
·Deal of the Year (Under 50M): The Coastal Companies Acquisition of Hearn Kirkwood
·Deal of the Year ($50M-$250M): HawkEye 360’s Series B Funding
·Deal of the Year (Over $250M): The Parsons IPO