Equity Capital Markets

With more than 200 professionals, our full-service, industry-focused equity platform delivers a comprehensive suite of Wall Street-caliber solutions to meet the needs of our middle-market clients. Our industry-focused investment bankers work in teams with nationally recognized equity research analysts and experienced sales and trading professionals to deliver superior service and outcomes.

Our industry specialists focus on specific segments of the middle market, and are committed to providing outstanding service to our clients. As a result, BB&T Capital Markets is where industry expertise meets the best in transaction execution.

 

We have helped our middle market clients bring more than 325 public stock offerings to market since 2003

  • 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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  • Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE: HCN)

    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 $988,125,000 for our client. The Company intends to use net proceeds from this offering to repay advances under its primary unsecured credit facility and for general corporate purposes, including investing in health care and senior housing properties.

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  • Summit Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SMLP)

    BB&T Capital Markets Equity Origination Group completed a transaction for a natural gas midstream MLP in the third quarter of 2014, in an equity offering worth $234,260,865. This transaction represents a continued sale of the interests of the partnership’s majority owners, Energy Capital Partners and GE Energy Financial Services.

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  • MainStreet BankShares, Inc. (OTCBB: MREE)

    On August 25, 2014, MainStreet BankShares, Inc. (OTCBB: MREE) (“MainStreet”), a bank holding company, announced the signing of an agreement which calls for MainStreet to merge with American National Bankshares Inc. (Nasdaq: AMNB) (“American National”) in a transaction valued at approximately $24.2 million. Shareholders of MainStreet common stock will receive 0.482 shares of American National common stock and $3.46 in cash for each share of MainStreet they own. As of the close of business on August 22, 2014, the per share acquisition price equaled approximately $14.05, or approximately 97% of MainStreet’s June 30, 2014 book value and approximately 26.7x MainStreet’s last twelve months EPS. The per share acquisition price will fluctuate with the value of American National common stock. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to MainStreet.

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  • 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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  • Aqua-Chem, Inc.

    On August 5, 2014, Aqua-Chem, Inc. (“Aqua-Chem” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Altus Capital Partners (“Altus”), was acquired by Crimson Investment (“Crimson”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Aqua-Chem.

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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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  • 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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Patrick A. O'SheaSenior Managing DirectorHead of Equity Capital Markets804-780-3235email Download My vCardView Bio