Investment Banking

With a relentless focus on the middle market, BB&T Capital Markets combines industry expertise with superior transaction execution capabilities to achieve extraordinary outcomes for our clients.  

Our investment banking professionals work in cohesive teams to bring you a full spectrum of financial services.  With BB&T Capital Markets you get a relationship-driven approach to providing the right solutions for your needs.  We offer a full range of investment banking services—equity originations; public and private placements of debt; asset securitizations; mergers and acquisitions—along with direct lending capabilities, nationally recognized equity research, and access to specialty services such as insurance, supply chain finance, equipment finance, executive wealth management and treasury management.

Our broad approach brings results. In 2012 alone, our 70-plus investment bankers, arrayed in industry-focused and transaction specialty teams, were able to bring our clients:

  • More than $15 billion in equity capital raised as managing underwriter
  • More than $45 billion in debt capital via public and private bond issuance
  • 28 M&A deals closed—among the more than 200 we have done since 2006

Our bankers can handle clients from any field, but we have particular expertise in these sectors: Aerospace, Defense & Government Services; Automotive Aftermarket; Commercial & Industrial; Retail & Consumer; Education & Cultural Facilities; Energy; Financial Services; Financial Sponsors; Food & Agribusiness; Healthcare; Logistics & Transportation; and Real Estate.


Our industry expertise and superior transaction execution—from equity and debt origination to M&A advisory to structured lending—makes us a powerful ally

  • Triangle Capital Corporation (NYSE: TCAP)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for a Business Development Company (“BDC”) in the first quarter of 2015, helping to raise $75,000,000 in gross proceeds for our client. The Company has applied the fixed-rate, senior notes (“Notes”) for listing on the NYSE to trade under the symbol “TCCB.” 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. The Company has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 450,000 notes to cover over-allotments, if any.

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  • The Columbia Group’s Engineering Solutions Division

    On January 30, 2015, The Engineering Solutions Division of The Columbia Group, Inc. (“The Columbia Group” or “the Division”), a designer, developer, and manufacturer of cutting edge unmanned undersea vehicles serving military customers around the world, was acquired by Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (“HII”). BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group served as the exclusive financial advisor to The Columbia Group. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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  • LinQuest Corporation

    In December 2014, certain members of LinQuest Corporation’s (“LinQuest" or “the Company”) management team completed a buyout of the Company. LinQuest is a leading provider of technical solutions and services to the U.S. government and commercial customers, focused on the convergence of communications, command and control, and information systems. BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group provided a fairness opinion to LinQuest Corporation.

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William E. HardySenior Managing DirectorHead of Debt Capital Markets804-649-3952email Download My vCardView Bio
Jake SavageSenior Managing DirectorCo-Head Equity Investment Banking804-780-3230email Download My vCardView Bio
William L. TysonSenior Managing DirectorCo-Head of Equity Investment Banking804-782-8774email Download My vCardView Bio