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; Consumer & Retail; 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 third quarter of 2014, helping to raise $132,773,250 in gross proceeds for our client. 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 full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 645,000 shares.

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  • A Classified Intelligence Community Cyber Security Company

    On July 31, 2014, a Northern Virginia-based provider of high-end, cyber security, software development, and enterprise-level systems engineering services to the Intelligence Community was acquired by a market-leading, tier one strategic buyer. BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group served as the exclusive financial advisor to the seller. Financial terms of the transaction and the names of the parties were not disclosed at the request of the acquirer.

  • Spark Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: SPKE)

    BB&T Capital Markets Equity Origination Group completed an IPO for a retail energy services provider in the third quarter of 2014, in an equity offering worth $54,000,000. This transaction represents the sale of interest of the company’s founder and sole proprietor. The company and its underwriters utilized the ‘Up-C’ corporate structure in the execution of the IPO.

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  • Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE: RPT)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the third quarter of 2014, helping to raise $113,505,000 for our client. The Company intends to use net proceeds from this offering to repay debt and other general corporate purposes, including financing the planned acquisition of the Buttermilk Towne Center in Crescent Springs, Kentucky. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 900,000 shares.

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  • Hurd Windows and Doors

    On July 31, 2014, HWD Acquisition, Inc. (“Hurd Windows and Doors” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Longroad Asset Management, LLC (“Longroad”), was acquired by Sierra Pacific Industries (“Sierra Pacific”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Hurd Windows and Doors.

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  • Custom Window Systems, Inc.

    On July 31, 2014, Custom Window Systems, Inc. (“CWS” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Highlander Partners, was acquired by Nautic Partners. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to CWS.

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  • COBB Tuning Products

    On July 29, 2014, COBB Tuning Products, an automotive aftermarket designer and manufacturer of premium performance products for small displacement, turbocharged engines, was acquired by Auto Meter Products and Promus Equity Partners. COBB Tuning was previously owned by New Value Capital and Trey Cobb. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to COBB Tuning and New Value Capital. This was BB&T’s fifth sell-side transaction in the $30 billion Specialty Equipment (“SEMA”) aftermarket in less than two years. The BB&T team expects the transaction pace in the SEMA market to continue. Speaking about the transaction, Jonathan Carey, head of BB&T’s Automotive Aftermarket Investment Banking team said, “We are thrilled to have successfully helped New Value Capital and Trey Cobb find a partner to fuel Cobb’s growth. Having also sold Auto Meter to Promus Equity just last year we are excited to have played an important role in Promus’ continued growth in the automotive aftermarket.”

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  • The Glebe, Inc.

    On July 22, 2014, BB&T Capital Markets closed a $41,155,000 financing for The Glebe, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) north of Roanoke, Va. The 2014 financing allows The Glebe to replace a costly and inflexible capital structure with one that vastly improves income and liquidity, favorably positioning the community for future expansion.

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  • TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Food & Agribusiness Group completed a transaction for a food manufacturer and distributor in the third quarter of 2014, in an equity offering worth $325,000,000. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance a portion of the acquisition of Flagstone Foods, a manufacturer and distributor of snacks and dried fruits, which the Company expects to close in the third quarter of 2014. TreeHouse plans to finance the remaining portion of the acquisition through borrowings under its existing credit agreement.

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  • 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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  • Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC (NYSE: MIC)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Commercial & Industrial Group completed a transaction for an infrastructure holding company in the third quarter of 2014, in an equity offering worth $764,750,000. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance the cash consideration for the acquisition of remaining interest of International-Matex Tank Terminals. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 1,500,000 shares.

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  • Materialise NV (NASDAQ GS: MTLS)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Aerospace & Technology Group completed a transaction for a 3-D printing software company in June 2014, in an equity offering worth $96,000,000. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to expand 3D printing service center capacity, increase sales and marketing teams, fund additional research and development, and for general corporate purposes.

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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
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