Corporate Bond Originations

With a national sales platform and bankers with expertise in 11 key industries, BB&T Capital Markets is strongly positioned to deliver premium fixed-income execution to its large and middle market clients.

Backed by our substantial credit research and a broad array of corporate and investment banking tools, we can tailor offerings to address your specific needs in light of prevailing conditions in the capital markets and in your industry sector.

Depending on your needs, our fixed income products can include:

  • Senior Debt (investment grade and high yield)
  • Subordinated Debt (investment grade and high yield)
  • Convertible Debt (investment grade and high yield)
  • Private Placements
  • Trust Preferred Securities (institutional and retail)
  • Redeemable Preferred Securities (institutional and retail)
  • Perpetual Preferred Securities (institutional and retail)
  • Convertible Preferred Securities (institutional and retail)
  • Optimal Financing Strategies
  • Liability Management

We offer nationwide coverage of the public debt markets as well as the 144a market. In addition, we manage non-144a private placements.


BB&T Capital Markets bankers participated in more than 130 corporate bond issues for clients in 11 industries in 2012 alone, more than doubling the volume from the previous year.

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    BB&T Capital Markets’ Logistics & Transportation Group completed its 4th transaction in the shipping industry in 2014, helping to raise over $480 million in total capital for our clients. We look forward to continuing our long-term partnerships with existing clients and to developing new relationships within the logistics & transportation sector. Proceeds of the $65 million offering will be used to fund installment payments due under its newbuilding program, as well as general corporate purposes and working capital. Additionally, Scorpio has granted the underwriters an option to purchase an additional $9.75 million in aggregate principal amount of notes. The Company has applied to list the senior unsecured notes on the NYSE to trade under the symbol “SLTB.”

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  • Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NASDAQ GS: VNR)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Debt & Equity Origination Groups completed a transaction for a natural gas & oil exploration & production company in the third quarter of 2014, helping to raise $100,000,000 in gross proceeds for our client. The Company has applied to list the perpetual preferred shares on the NASDAQ GS to trade under the symbol “VNRCP.” The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay a portion of outstanding indebtedness under its credit facility, which was incurred in part to fund recent acquisitions, including the Hunt Gulf Coast Acquisition.

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William E. HardySenior Managing DirectorHead of Debt Capital Markets804-649-3952email Download My vCardView Bio
Samuel R. ShireySenior Vice PresidentInvestment Banker, Debt Originations704-954-1578email Download My vCardView Bio
Bert NewsomeManaging Director Manager of Debt Private Placements336-547-2164email Download My vCardView Bio