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  • Eck Supply Company

    On June 30, 2015, Eck Supply Company (“Eck Supply” or the “Company”), was acquired by Sonepar USA (“Sonepar”). Also, on June 26, 2015, the Lynchburg, Virginia, branch of Eck Supply was acquired by Electrical Equipment Company (“EECO”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Eck Supply for both transactions.

    

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  • BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT)

    On June 22, 2015, BB&T Capital Markets served as a lead manager for a $1 billion offering of 2.625% senior unsecured notes due in 2020 by BB&T Corporation. Proceeds from the offering were used for general corporate purposes.

    

  • National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG)

    On June 22, 2015, BB&T Capital Markets served as a  co-manager for a $450 million offering of 5.20% senior notes due in 2025 by National Fuel Gas Company. Proceeds from the offering were used for general corporate purposes, including the reduction of short-term debt.

    This offering represents the first bond transaction by National Fuel Gas to which BB&T Capital Markets has been invited.

    

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  • Oxford Lane Capital Corporation (NASDAQ GS: OXLC)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for a registered closed-end management investment company in the second quarter of 2015, helping to raise $30,000,000 in gross proceeds for our client. The preferred shares trade on the NASDAQ GS under the symbol “OXLCO.”

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to acquire investments in accordance with its investment objective and strategies and for general working capital purposes. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 183,673 shares at the public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.

    

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  • 1-800 Radiator & A/C

    BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to 1-800 Radiator and A/C, the largest franchised automotive parts distributor in North America, in its sale to Driven Brands, a leader in automotive service franchising and the parent company of such leading franchise brands as MAACO® and Meineke Car Care Centers®. Driven Brands is a portfolio company of Roark Capital Group.


    “1-800 Radiator and A/C is a truly innovative platform in the automotive aftermarket,” said Rex Green, managing director in BB&T Capital Markets Automotive Aftermarket Group and head of Retail & Consumer investment banking. “The Company has transformed the aftermarket temperature control supply chain and as part of the Driven Brands family, we would expect it to continue to apply its advanced technology and business processes to other aftermarket products and services.”


    “Having known the Company and its management team for a number of years and witnessed its growth into a national distribution platform first-hand, we are looking forward to watching its next phase of growth as part of Driven Brands,” added Jonathan Carey, managing director and head of BB&T Capital Markets’ Automotive Aftermarket Group.


    The terms of the transaction are undisclosed.

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  • Area Wide Protective

    On June 5, 2015, Area Wide Protective (“AWP”), a portfolio company of Blue Point Capital Partners (“Blue Point”), was acquired by The Riverside Company (“Riverside”) in partnership with AWP management. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to AWP.

    

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  • Quest Events, LLC

    On June 1, 2015, Quest Events, LLC (“Quest”), a portfolio company of PVB Capital LLC (“PVB”), Gemini Investors (“Gemini”), and Harbert Mezzanine Partners (“Harbert”), was acquired by Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison (“GHJ&M”) and Tonka Bay Equity Partners (“Tonka Bay”) in partnership with Quest management, led by CEO and Founder, Lee Dunlap. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Quest.

    

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  • Bridge Terminal Transport Services, Inc.

    On June 1, 2015, Bridge Terminal Transport Services, Inc. (“BTT"), a portfolio company of Platinum Equity, was acquired by XPO Logistics, Inc. (“XPO") for $100 million. The addition of BTT nearly triples XPO’s drayage capacity to over 2,000 independent owner operators and significantly expands XPO’s drayage capacity on the East Coast.  BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to BTT. 

    

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  • Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, SpA (BIT:MZB)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Food & Agribusiness Group advised Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, a leading coffee producer and distributor, on its initial public offering in the second quarter of 2015. The institutional portion of the offering was worth €127,938,595.

    The Company intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the offering to repay existing indebtedness, with the remaining proceeds being distributed to the selling shareholders, the Zanetti family.   After the offering, the Zanetti family will continue to own an approximate 64% interest in the Company. The family has offered the underwriters an option to purchase an additional 1,200,000 shares in the 30 days following the offering to cover overallotments, if any.

    

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  • Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: AAWW)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Logistics & Transportation Group completed a transaction for a leading global airfreight provider in the second quarter of 2015, helping to raise $200 million for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering primarily to refinance certain equipment notes, to fund the cost of the convertible note hedge transactions, for working capital and capital expenditures, repayment or refinancing of debt, and for general corporate purposes. The Company has granted the underwriters a 13-day option to purchase an additional $30 million aggregate principal amount of notes from the company, solely to cover over-allotments.

    

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  • Community Healthcare Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CHCT)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2015, helping to raise $136,562,500 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to acquire the initial portfolio of assets, consisting of $114.6 million of properties, and for working capital and general corporate purposes. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 937,500 shares.

    

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  • Fenix Parts, Inc. (NasdaqGM:FENX)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Automotive Aftermarket Group completed a transaction for a leading recycler and reseller of original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) automotive products in the second quarter of 2015, in an equity offering worth $110,400,000.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to acquire eight companies engaged in the recycling and resale of automotive products, repay existing indebtedness, and fund future acquisitions and general corporate purposes. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 1,800,000 shares.

    

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  • Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Energy Group completed a transaction for an oil & natural gas exploration & production company in the second quarter of 2015, in an equity offering worth $654,000,000.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund increased drilling and completion activity in the second-half of 2015 and more significantly in 2016. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 900,000 shares at the public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.

    

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  • TPC Wire & Cable Corp.

    On May 14, 2015, TPC Wire & Cable Corp. (“TPC”), a portfolio company of Pfingsten Partners (“Pfingsten”), was acquired by Audax Private Equity in partnership with TPC management. BB&T Capital Markets served as advisor to TPC.

    

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  • Summit Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SMLP)

    BB&T Capital Markets Energy Group completed a transaction for a natural gas midstream MLP in the second quarter of 2015, in an equity offering worth $199,875,000.

    The Partnership intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the acquisition of Polar Midstream, LLC and Epping Transmission Company, LLC, as well as general partnership purposes. In connection with the offering, Summit Midstream Partners has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 975,000 additional common units.

     

    

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  • North Mill Equipment Finance, LLC

    On May 7, 2015, BB&T Capital Markets served as the sole lead manager for a $121,955,000 issue of equipment receivables-backed notes by North Mill Equipment Finance, LLC, through NMEF Funding 2015-A, LLC, in two tranches, rated “A (sf)” and “BBB (sf)” by Kroll Bond Rating Agency. 

    

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Thom Albrecht

Managing Director, Senior Equity Research AnalystLogistics & Transportation Services

Patrick Martin

Managing DirectorStrategic Advisory Group
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