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

  • 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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  • Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust

    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 $172,500,000 for our client.

    The net proceeds from this offering will be used to repay all or a portion of amounts outstanding under 2013 revolving facility for general business purposes and possibly to redeem some or all of outstanding series A preferred shares when eligible for redemption in April 2017. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 900,000 shares.

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  • Medley LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Medley Management Inc. (NYSE: MDLY)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group, serving as a Joint Bookrunning manager, completed an unsecured senior notes “baby bond” offering for Medley LLC, the operating company for Medley Management, in the first quarter of 2017. The underwriters helped to raise $30,000,000 in gross proceeds for our client. The notes will trade under the NYSE symbol of MDLQ.

    Medley LLC intends to use the net proceeds of this retail notes offering to repay a portion of the outstanding amounts under its Term Loan Facility. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase additional notes worth $4.50 million in aggregate principal value to cover over-allotments.

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  • WPX Energy Inc. (NYSE: WPX)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Energy Group completed a transaction for an oil & natural gas exploration and production company in the first quarter of 2017, helping to raise $670.41mm in gross proceeds for our client.

    WPX intends to use the net proceeds from the offering and cash on hand to finance the concurrently announced acquisition of certain assets of Panther Energy Company II, LLC and CP2 Operating LLC. If the acquisition is not consummated, the Company would use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital needs or general corporate purposes, which may include the repayment of indebtedness and other acquisitions. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 6,675,000 shares.

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  • Hospitality Properties Trust (Nasdaq: HPT)

    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 $600,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from these offerings to repay amounts outstanding under its unsecured revolving credit facility, for general business purposes and possibly to redeem some or all of its outstanding series D preferred shares.

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  • Hill & Valley

    On December 30, 2016, Hill & Valley Inc. (“Hill & Valley”), a portfolio company of Quilvest Private Equity, was acquired by J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ: JJSF). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Hill & Valley.

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  • Saratoga Investment Corporation

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for Saratoga Investment Corporation, a Business Development Company, in the fourth quarter of 2016, helping to raise $65,000,000 in gross proceeds for our client.

    Saratoga Investment Corporation intends to use the net proceeds of this retail notes offering to fund the early redemption of its 7.50% Series 2020 Senior Notes. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase additional notes worth $9.75 million in aggregate principal value to cover over-allotments.

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  • Genesee and Wyoming Inc. (NYSE: GWR)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Logistics & Transportation Group completed a transaction for a short line and regional freight company in the fourth quarter of 2016, helping to raise $300,000,000 in gross proceeds for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to fund its acquisition of Pentalver Transport and to repay indebtedness. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 600,000 shares at the public offering price to cover over-allotments.

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  • CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the fourth quarter of 2016, helping to raise $400,000,000 for our client.

    The Company will use net proceeds from this offering to reduce amounts outstanding under its unsecured revolving credit facilities and for general business purposes.

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  • National Retail Properties, Inc.

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the fourth quarter of 2016, helping to raise $350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay all of the outstanding indebtedness under its credit facility and to fund future property acquisitions and for general corporate purposes.

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