Food & Agribusiness Group

BB&T Capital Markets is distinctly focused on the Food & Agribusiness sector with full service capabilities to serve the entire food channel, including distributors, agribusiness, food manufacturers and retailers as well as the restaurant sector. Our team of investment bankers, corporate lenders and award-winning equity research analysts combine industry depth with the broadest strategic tools available, including

Through our strong relationships with top strategic buyers and private equity firms, we are distinctly committed to the success of our clients.


In-house industry expert Heather Jones was recently named No. 1 in the national Starmine/Thompson Reuters Awards for Excellence for her stock recommendations in the food products industry

Our Areas of Expertise

Agriculture, Livestock & Food Safety

Crop Inputs;  Grains, Sugar, Cocoa, & Oilseeds; Milling & Processing; Transportation, Logistics, & Storage; Growers; Protein Processors; Poultry; Seafood; Beef; Pork; Eggs; Dairy; Animal Feed / Health & Wellness; Food Safety, Testing, & Inspection

Food Products

Branded Goods; Private Label & Contract Manufacturing; Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, & Produce; Flavors & Seasonings; Sweeteners; Ethnic, Artisanal, & Specialty; Protein Products; Dairy Processing; Frozen & Prepared Foods; Baked Goods; Edible Oils; Snack & Confectionery; Chocolate; Fruit & Nut Snacks; Cookies, Crackers, & Chips; Cakes, Pies, & Pastries; Ice Cream & Frozen Treats

Alcoholic Beverages

Beer & Wine; Spirits; Distribution

Non‐Alcoholic Beverages

Soda; Energy Drinks; Water; Coffee & Tea; Specialty


Broadline; Foodservice; Specialty; Ethnic


Grocery; Drug & Convenience; Foodservice; Restaurants; Bakery & Deli; Franchisor / Franchisee Groups

Health & Wellness

Nutraceuticals; Vitamins & Supplements; Natural & Organic; Healthy Living

The Outlook for Food and Agribusiness

Heather JonesSenior Industry Research AnalystFood and AgribusinessPlay The Video