Mergers & Acquisitions

BB&T Capital Markets’ powerful combination of industry expertise, market intelligence, flawless transaction execution and teamwork comes together most effectively when it is most important for our clients—the day you decide to sell your company.

Our teams of investment bankers, each with distinct industry specialties, start with an in-depth knowledge of your business and industry, including the major players, trends and value drivers of each sector.  Add to that our Financial Sponsors Group, providing market intelligence and access to the middle-market private equity community, and you have the recipe for a custom-designed process that will position your company to maximize value with potential buyers and investors and push a deal to completion with an effectiveness that is second to none.

Since 2006, BB&T Capital Markets bankers have successfully closed more than 200 deals for our clients, ranking us among the top 10 most active in the middle-market—and certainly among the most effective.

 

Our best-in-class M&A transaction execution and industry expertise results in extraordinary outcomes for our clients

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Southern Audio Visual, Inc.

    On December 1, 2016, Southern Audio Visual, Inc. (“SAV” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Prudential Capital Partners (“Prudential”), was acquired by Audio Visual Services Group Inc. (d/b/a PSAV) (“PSAV”), a portfolio company of Olympus Partners and the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to SAV.

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  • Stanton Carpet Corporation

    On November 21, 2016, Stanton Carpet Corporation ("Stanton" or the "Company"), a portfolio company of Norwest Equity Partners ("NEP"), was acquired by Quad-C Management, Inc. ("Quad-C"). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Stanton.

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  • U.S. Tobacco Cooperative Inc.

    On November 15, 2016, U.S. Tobacco Cooperative Inc. (“USTC” or the “Cooperative”), a grower-owned tobacco marketing cooperative, completed its acquisition of King Maker Marketing, Inc. (“KMM”), an importer and distributor of branded tobacco products. BB&T Capital Markets served as exclusive financial advisor to USTC.

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  • Trademark Games Holdings, LLC

    On October 31, 2016, Trademark Games Holdings, LLC (“Trademark” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Blue Point Capital Partners (“Blue Point”), was acquired by Bertram Capital. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Trademark.

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  • Fortiline Waterworks

    On October 31, 2016, Fortiline Waterworks (“Fortiline” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of CHS Capital, was acquired by MORSCO, a portfolio company of Advent International. BB&T Capital Markets served as financial advisor to Fortiline.

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  • Pilot Freight Services

    On October 26, 2016, Pilot Freight Services (“Pilot” or the “Company”) secured a controlling investment from ATL Partners, a leading aerospace, transportation, and logistics-focused private equity firm. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Pilot.

    Richard Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of Pilot, noted, “Pilot took great care in selecting advisors for this transaction. BB&T brought industry expertise, a deep understanding of Pilot's value, and attention to detail. This transaction is due in large part to their extraordinary efforts.“

    “We appreciate the opportunity to work with the Phillips Family on this important transaction,” said Hugh Rabb, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Logistics & Transportation Group at BB&T Capital Markets. “Rich and the management team have done an amazing job growing the Company and positioning it for long-term success, and we look forward to following Pilot’s continued development as the Company embarks on its new partnership with ATL Partners.”

    “Under the Phillips family’s ownership, the Company has established itself as a premium service provider in the third-party logistics (“3PL”) sector, which continues to be a key focus for our group. We are pleased to have facilitated an excellent outcome for Pilot and its shareholders,” added Keith Prusek, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Logistics & Transportation Group at BB&T Capital Markets.

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  • T.F. Kinnealey & Co.

    On October 14, 2016, T.F. Kinnealey & Co. (“Kinnealey” or the “Company”) was acquired by Performance Food Group Company (NYSE:PFGC). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Kinnealey.

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  • KH International, Inc.

    On October 13, 2016, KH International, Inc. (“KHI”), a business-to-business leader in the sourcing, logistics, and sale of exceptional quality fruit and food products, was acquired by Camerican International, Inc. (“Camerican”), an international food sourcing and import services provider. BB&T Capital Markets served as exclusive financial advisor to KHI.

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  • MetroGistics, LLC

    On September 30, 2016, MetroGistics, LLC (“MetroGistics” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Corinthian Capital Group (“Corinthian”), was acquired by Tailwind Capital (“Tailwind”).  BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to MetroGistics.

    “MetroGistics is the leading non-asset based provider of automotive logistics services and possesses unparalleled technology in the industry.  Co-founders Scott Naz and Bill Billiter have built a tremendous platform with substantial opportunities for growth,” said Hugh Rabb, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Logistics & Transportation Group at BB&T Capital Markets.

    “MetroGistics represents another successful non-asset based third-party logistics (“3PL”) transaction for BB&T, and the 3PL space continues to be a direct focus for us,” added Karl Kirkeby, Senior Vice President in the Logistics & Transportation Group at BB&T Capital Markets.

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  • Golden State Overnight

    On September 30, 2016, Golden State Overnight (“GSO” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of The Halifax Group, was acquired by General Logistics Systems (“GLS”), a subsidiary of Royal Mail plc. BB&T Capital Markets served as financial advisor to GSO.

    “We are thrilled to have represented GSO’s shareholders in this transaction.  As a leader in the overnight delivery industry, GSO represents a compelling platform for Royal Mail to execute its strategic expansion into the U.S.,” said Hugh Rabb, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Logistics & Transportation Group at BB&T Capital Markets.

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  • Span Alaska Transportation LLC

    On August 4, 2016, Span Alaska Transportation LLC (“Span Alaska” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Evergreen Pacific Partners (“EPP”), was acquired by Matson Logistics.  BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Span Alaska and its shareholders.

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  • St. George Logistics

    On July 22, 2016, St. George Warehousing & Trucking Co. of California, Inc. (“STG” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of LongueVue Capital, Long Point Capital, and Ironwood Capital, was acquired by Wind Point Partners (“WPP”).  BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to STG and its shareholders.

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  • Cape Electrical Supply LLC

    On July 1, 2016, Cape Electrical Supply LLC (“Cape Electric”), a portfolio company of Svoboda Capital Partners LLC, was acquired by Graybar Electric Company, Inc. (“Graybar”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Cape Electric.

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BB&T investment bankers were honored by The M&A Advisor to win the 2012 Cross-Border Deal of the Year for the Sale of Marshall Miller & Associates to Cardno Limited. "BB&T Capital Markets represents the best of the M&A industry in 2012 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists," said Roger Aquinaldo, CEO and Founder of The M&A Advisor.
Bruce M. Kelleher Jr. Head of Investment Banking & Financial Sponsors Group804-782-8758 email Download My vCard View Bio