Investment Banking

With a relentless focus on the middle market, BB&T Capital Markets combines industry expertise with superior transaction execution capabilities to achieve extraordinary outcomes for our clients.

Our investment banking professionals work in cohesive teams to bring you a full spectrum of financial services. With BB&T Capital Markets, you get a relationship-driven approach to providing the right solutions for your needs. We offer a full range of investment banking services—equity originations; public and private placements of debt; asset securitizations; mergers and acquisitions advisory (M&A)—along with direct lending capabilities, nationally recognized equity research and access to specialty services such as insurance, supply chain finance, equipment finance, executive wealth management and treasury management.

Our broad range of capabilities and industry focused, transaction oriented teams generate results. Since 2010, our 50-plus investment bankers were able to bring our clients:

  • More than $90 billion in equity capital raised as managing underwriter
  • More than $518 billion in debt capital via public and private bond issuance
  • 130+ closed M&A transactions


Our bankers can handle clients from any field, but we have particular expertise in these sectors: Aerospace, Defense & Government Services; Automotive Aftermarket; Commercial & Industrial; Retail & Consumer; Education & Cultural Facilities; Energy; Financial Services; Financial Sponsors; Food & Agribusiness; Healthcare; Logistics & Transportation and Real Estate.

 

Our industry expertise and superior transaction execution—from equity and debt origination to M&A advisory to structured lending—makes us a powerful ally

  • Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2017, helping to raise $313,950,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to contribute the net proceeds of this offering to its operating partnership in exchange for OP units in its operating partnership, and operating partnership intends to use the net proceeds of this offering (i) to fund a portion of the purchase price for the CHI Acquisition and (ii) for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, working capital and investment in real estate. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 2,250,000 shares.

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  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2017, helping to raise a total of $774,110 for our client. Gross proceeds includes the initial issuance of 2,100,000 shares at this time, and full physical settlement of the forward sale agreements, expected to occur no later than March 9, 2018.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering and forward sale agreements to fund pending and recently completed acquisitions, near-term highly leased development projects, and the redemption of Series E Preferred Stock, with any remaining proceeds being held for general working capital and other corporate purposes, including the reduction of the outstanding balance on its unsecured senior line of credit, if any. Total gross proceeds includes the partial exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 755,000 shares.

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  • Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2017, helping to raise $700,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds to repay borrowings outstanding under its $2.0 billion revolving credit facility and, together with proceeds from additional borrowings under its revolving credit facility, fully redeem its outstanding class F preferred shares. Any remaining funds will go toward potential investment opportunities and other general corporate purposes.

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  • Brixmor Property Group (NYSE: BRX)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2017, helping to raise $400,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay outstanding debt under the company's $1.25 billion unsecured revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2017, helping to raise $672,700,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay a portion of the borrowings outstanding under its $2.0 billion revolving credit facility, to fund potential investment opportunities, and for other general corporate purposes. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase an additional 1,627,500 shares to cover over-allotments.

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  • Triangle Capital Corporation (NYSE: TCAP)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for Triangle Capital Corporation, a Business Development Company (“BDC”) in the first quarter of 2017, helping to raise $136,500,000 in gross proceeds for our client.

    Triangle Capital Corporation intends to use the net proceeds of this public offering to make additional investments in lower middle market companies in accordance with its investment objective and strategies, and for working capital and general corporate purposes. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 1,050,000 shares at the public offering price to cover over-allotments.

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  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2017, helping to raise $425,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes and for the reduction of the outstanding balance on its unsecured senior line of credit.

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  • Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NasdaqGS: SLAB)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Diversified Industries Group completed a transaction for Silicon Laboratories Inc. in the first quarter of 2017, helping to raise $400,000,000 in gross proceeds for our client.

    Silicon Laboratories Inc., intends to use the proceeds from the offering to repay in full all amounts outstanding under its existing credit facility, and for general corporate purposes. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional $50mm in principal notes.

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  • Microchip Technology Inc. (NasdaqGS: MCHP)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Diversified Industries Group completed a transaction for Microchip Technology Inc. in the first quarter of 2017, helping to raise $2,300,000,000 in gross proceeds for our client.

    The offering consists of $1.8 billion of convertible senior subordinated notes due 2027, and $500mm convertible junior subordinated notes due 2037. Microchip Technology Inc. intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to repay indebtedness and for general corporate purposes. Microchip also granted the initial purchasers of the notes a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $270 million aggregate principal amount of the 2027 notes and an additional $75 million aggregate principal amount of the 2037 notes to cover over-allotments.

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  • Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2017, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay  or repurchase outstanding debt (including the operating partnership’s unsecured notes due March 15, 2017 or amounts outstanding under the Company’s $475 million revolving credit facility) and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group is assisting in a transaction for a real estate investment trust, helping to raise up to $300,000,000 for our client.

    HIW intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund its property acquisitions and development activity, repay or repurchase outstanding debt, repurchase or redeem outstanding preferred equity and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.

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  • Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE, TSX: JE)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Energy Group completed a transaction for an energy management solutions provider in the first quarter of 2017, helping to raise $100mm in gross proceeds for our client.

    Just Energy intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to support liquidity, and pre-fund debt maturities in 2018 and 2019. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day  option to purchase an additional 600,000 Preferred shares to cover over-allotments.

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  • SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service

    On January 31, 2017, SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service (“SpeeDee”), a subsidiary of TBC Corporation (“TBC”), was acquired by Grease Monkey International. BB&T Capital Markets served as exclusive financial advisor to TBC Corporation / SpeeDee.

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  • Nuveen High Income November 2022 (NYSE: JPT)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for Nuveen Investment Inc.’s High Income November 2022 Target Term Fund (“JPT”) in the first quarter of 2017, helping to raise $162,500,000 in gross proceeds for our client.

    The Fund will invest the net proceeds of the offering in accordance with the Fund’s investment objective and policies as stated below. It is presently anticipated that the Fund will be able to invest substantially all of the net proceeds in accordance with the Fund’s investment objective and policies within approximately three months after the completion of the offering. The Fund has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to 975,000 additional shares to cover over-allotments.

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  • Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2017, helping to raise $650,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of these offerings to repay approximately $285 million in aggregate principal amount of Equity One debt and any related interest, fees and expenses in connection with the consummation of the Equity One merger, to redeem REG’s preferred units, and to fund investment activities and for general corporate purposes, including transaction expenses related to the merger with Equity One.

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  • The Sypert Institute, P.A.

    On January 17, 2017, The Sypert Institute, P.A. (d/b/a Southwest Florida Neurosurgical & Rehab Associates) (“SWFNA”), completed a sale leaseback transaction of its 25,814 square foot medical office building located in Cape Coral, Florida with Global Medical REIT, Inc. (“GMRE”). SWFNA entered into a 10-year triple-net lease agreement with GMRE at closing. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to SWFNA.

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Bruce M. Kelleher Jr. Head of Investment Banking & Financial Sponsors Group804-782-8758 email Download My vCard View Bio