Equity Origination

BB&T Capital Markets bankers are interested in your long-term success—not just the transaction.

Our Equity Origination team provides the expertise and market intelligence to assist with structuring and optimal distribution of all equity and equity-linked securities, including IPOs, fully marketed and overnight follow-on offerings, at-the-market offerings (ATMs), convertible debt and preferred stock, and private investments in public entities (PIPEs). We collaborate with our industry investment bankers, Institutional Sales & Trading team and BB&T Scott & Stringfellow Private Client Group to help you articulate your story to investors and price your equity transaction fairly and effectively. Our goal is to demystify the entire deal-cycle process for you and your board, create the highest possible level of demand among long-term investors, and to position your company in the market for long-term ownership with investors who will grow with you.

Our effectiveness has made us the go-to firm for a broad array of middle market and larger companies. In one sector alone—the Automotive Aftermarket—BB&T Capital Markets has managed every public equity offering from 2009 through the end of 2012.

Our corporate services desk provides a full array of services to our corporate clients including 144 sales, stock buybacks and various equity strategies tailored to the specific needs of holders of closely held stocks.

 

We have helped our middle market clients bring more than $34 billion in public stock offerings to market since 2003

  • Oxford Lane Capital Corporation (NASDAQ GS: OXLC)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for a registered closed-end management investment company in the fourth quarter of 2014, helping to raise $25,000,000 in gross proceeds for our client. The preferred shares trade on the NASDAQ GS under the symbol “OXLCN.” The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to acquire investments in accordance with its investment objective and strategies and for general working capital purposes. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 150,000 shares at the public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.

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  • Continental Building Products, Inc. (NYSE: CBPX)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Commercial and Industrial Group completed a transaction for a gypsum wall board manufacturer and distributor in the fourth quarter of 2014, helping to raise $118,738,000 for our client. This transaction represents a partial liquidation of the interests of the company’s private equity sponsors, Lone Star Funds. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 1,050,000 shares.

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  • Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: CVTI)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Logistics & Transportation Group completed a transaction for a leading U.S. transportation provider in the fourth quarter of 2014, helping to raise over $65 million for our client. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for repayment of indebtedness under its equipment installment notes and capital lease obligations, as well as general corporate purposes. Total gross proceeds include the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 396,000 shares.

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  • Axalta Coating Systems, Ltd. (NYSE: AXTA)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Automotive Aftermarket Group served as a co-manager in Axalta Coating Systems’ $975 million initial public offering. Axalta is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.

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  • THL Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: TCRD)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for a Business Development Company (“BDC”) in the fourth quarter of 2014, helping to raise $45,000,000 in gross proceeds for our client. The Company has applied the fixed-rate, senior notes (“Notes”) for listing on the NASDAQ GS to trade under the symbol “TCRX.” The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which include investing in debt and equity securities, repayment of any outstanding indebtedness, acquisitions and other general corporate purposes. The Company has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 270,000 Notes to cover over-allotments, if any.

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  • National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NNN)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the fourth quarter of 2014, helping to raise $208,449,000 for our client. The Company intends to use net proceeds from this offering to repay outstanding indebtedness under the Company’s credit facility. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 712,500 shares.

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  • Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES)

    BB&T Capital Markets Energy Group completed a transaction for a gas gathering and processing MLP, in the fourth quarter of 2014, in an equity offering worth $531,375,000. The Partnership intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund a portion of the cash purchase price of the acquisition of Nuevo Midstream, LLC. In connection with the offering, The Partnership expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,125,000 additional common units.

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  • New Mountain Finance Corporation (NYSE: NMFC)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for a Business Development Company (“BDC”) in the fourth quarter of 2014, helping to raise $72,650,000 in gross proceeds for our client. The company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to make investments in accordance with its objective and strategies, and for general corporate purposes, including debt repayment and other working capital needs. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 750,000 shares at the public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.

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  • Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSE: BRG)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the fourth quarter of 2014, helping to raise $31,410,252 for our client. The Company intends to use net proceeds from this offering to acquire an estimated 90% interest in Venue Apartments, future acquisitions and for general corporate and working capital purposes. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 412,500 shares at the public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.

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  • Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ GS: FDUS)

    Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ GS: FDUS) 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 $34,000,000 in gross proceeds for our client. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to make investments in lower middle-market companies in accordance with its investment objective and strategies and for working capital and general corporate purposes. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 300,000 shares at the public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.

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  • Martin Midstream Partners, LP. (NASDAQ: MMLP)

    BB&T Capital Markets Energy Group completed a transaction for a midstream hydrocarbon MLP in the third quarter of 2014, in an equity offering worth $127,339,500. The Partnership intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay outstanding indebtedness incurred under its revolving credit facility and for general partnership purposes. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 450,000 units.

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  • CONE Midstream Partners, LP. (NYSE: CNNX)

    BB&T Capital Markets Energy Group completed a transaction for a midstream MLP in the third quarter of 2014, in an equity offering worth $442,750,000. This transaction represents the sale of a portion of the Joint-Venture interests of the partnership’s financial sponsors: CONSOL Energy Inc. and Noble Energy Inc. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 2,625,000 units.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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D. Reid BurfordHead of Corporate Equity ServicesEquity Capital Markets804-782-8700email Download My vCardView Bio
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