Financial Services Group

The BB&T Capital Markets Financial Services Group provides community banks & thrifts, business development companies and other specialty finance companies with a full range of capabilities and services, including public and private equity and debt origination and issuance, buy- and sell-side merger & acquisition advisory, fairness opinions, valuations and other advisory services.

While much of our business is focused on middle-market clients, our extensive service platform regularly participates in transactions with some of the nation’s largest financial institutions.

 

Our Financial Services team raised more than $1.5 billion for business development groups and advised five banks on M&A transactions in a recent 12-month span

  • Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for a Business Development Company (“BDC”) in the third quarter of 2014, helping to raise $100,000,000 in gross proceeds for our client. The Company intends to list the fixed-rate, senior notes (“Notes”) on the NYSE to trade under the symbol “HTGX.” The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund investments in debt and equity securities in accordance with investment objectives and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Capitala Finance Corporation (NASDAQ GS: CPTA) (Notes Symbol: CLA)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for a Business Development Company (“BDC”) in the second quarter of 2014, helping to raise $113,437,500 in gross proceeds for our client. The fixed-rate, senior notes (“Notes”) have been approved for listing on the NYSE and will trade under the symbol “CLA.” The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to make investments within its objectives and strategies and for general working capital purposes. Total gross proceeds includes the partial exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 537,500 Notes.

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  • Medley Capital Corporation (NYSE: MCC)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for a Business Development Company (“BDC”) in the second quarter of 2014, helping to raise $79,500,000 in gross proceeds for our client. The company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay a portion of the outstanding indebtedness under its revolving credit facility, fund new investment opportunities and for general corporate purposes.

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  • New Mountain Finance Corporation (NYSE: NMFC)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for a Business Development Company (“BDC”) in the second quarter of 2014, helping to raise $57,557,500 in gross proceeds for our client. The company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to make investments in accordance with its objective and strategies, and for general corporate purposes, including debt repayment and other working capital needs. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 525,000 shares.

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Our Areas of Expertise

Business Development Companies (BDCs)

Our group includes investment bankers involved with the industry since inception, knowledgeable retail and institutional brokers, bank lending, and industry-leading research coverage

Community Banks & Thrifts

We provide regulated financial institutions with a full suite of products and services, including equity and debt capital raising and merger and acquisition advisory, complemented by industry-leading community bank equity research and sales & trading.

Specialty Finance

Our commitment to specialty sectors includes, but is not limited to, insurance brokers, underwriters and service providers; specialty lenders; mortgage companies and financial management firms.