Logistics & Transportation Group

The BB&T Capital Markets Logistics & Transportation Services team has earned its industry leading reputation through unmatched transaction experience, insightful research coverage, in-depth industry expertise and extensive long-term relationships with executives, investors and other service providers.

Our investor conference is the industry’s largest and longest running, attracting more than 500 business leaders and investors. We are the sector’s most active equity underwriter, and our clients closed 12 M&A transactions and added 17 credit commitments in 2012 alone.

 

BB&T Capital Markets is the most active middle market investment bank focused on the Logistics & Transportation industry, having completed more than 100 transactions since 2004

  • XPO Logistics, Inc.

    On August 14, 2014, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a $500 million offering of senior notes due 2019. The notes bear a coupon of 7.875%. Proceeds from the offering are to be used for XPO’s acquisition of New Breed Holding Co.

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  • XPO Logistics

    XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) has announced the closing of a registered public offering of 15,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $25.00 per share. XPO has granted the underwriters in the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,250,000 shares of its common stock. XPO received approximately $360 million in net proceeds from the offering after underwriting discounts and estimated expenses. XPO intends to use the net proceeds of the offering, together with cash on hand, to finance the cash portion of the purchase price for its previously announced acquisition of Pacer International, Inc., to pay related fees and expenses, and for general corporate purposes, which may include strategic acquisitions and the repayment or refinancing of outstanding indebtedness.

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  • Wabtec Corp.

    On August 5, 2013, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a $250 million offering of 4.375% ten-year senior notes by Wabtec Corp. Proceeds from the offering are being used to repay a portion of outstanding borrowings under the company’s revolving credit facility. The transaction represents the first debt deal to which BB&T Capital Markets has been invited by Wabtec.

  • Acquisition - Wando Trucking
  • Acquisition - Vitran Supply Chain Distribution
  • Senior Notes Co-Manager - Ryder
  • Acquisition - A&R Logistics, Inc.

    A&R Logistics, Inc.

    On December 18, 2012, Mason Wells completed the acquisition of A&R Logistics, Inc. ("A&R"), from FdG Associates. Joining Mason Wells in the acquisition are industry executives and investors Mark Holden and Rich Mitchell and members of the existing A&R management team. BB&T Capital Markets served as financial advisor to A&R.

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  • Co-Manager Secondary - Roadrunner Transportation Services
  • Co-Manager Follow-On & TEU - Genesee & Wyoming

Our Areas of Expertise

Third-Party Logistics:

Contract Logistics, Supply Chain Services, Transportation Management, Courier Express/Delivery, Expedited, Intermodal, Freight Brokerage, Freight Forwarding, and Air Cargo

Trucking:

Truckload, Less-than-truckload, Bulk, Niche, and Dedicated

Rail:

Class I, Short-Line Railroads, and Rail Services

Marine:

International Shipping, Inland Barge, and Port Services

Waste Services:

Collection and Processing/Disposal

Transportation Equipment:

Manufacturing, Distribution and Leasing

Challenges in the Surface Transportation Sector

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  • 11-12Feb2015

    30th Annual Transportation Services Conference

    The Biltmore, Coral Gables, Florida