Mergers & Acquisitions

BB&T Capital Markets’ powerful combination of industry expertise, market intelligence, flawless transaction execution and teamwork comes together most effectively when it is most important for our clients—the day you decide to sell your company.

Our teams of investment bankers, each with distinct industry specialties, start with an in-depth knowledge of your business and industry, including the major players, trends and value drivers of each sector.  Add to that our Financial Sponsors Group, providing market intelligence and access to the middle-market private equity community, and you have the recipe for a custom-designed process that will position your company to maximize value with potential buyers and investors and push a deal to completion with an effectiveness that is second to none.

Since 2006, BB&T Capital Markets bankers have successfully closed more than 200 deals for our clients, ranking us among the top 10 most active in the middle-market—and certainly among the most effective.

 

Our best-in-class M&A transaction execution and industry expertise results in extraordinary outcomes for our clients

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Thibaut, Inc.

    On June 20, 2014, Thibaut, Inc. (“Thibaut” or “the Company”), a portfolio company of The Riverside Company (“Riverside”) was acquired by an investor group led by Champlain Capital Partners II, LP (“Champlain”), and included the Honeywell pension and THL Credit, Inc. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Thibaut.

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  • Johnstown Wire Technologies, Inc.

    On May 9, 2014, Johnstown Wire Technologies, Inc. (“JWT” or “the Company”), a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners (“Ridgemont”), was acquired by Aterian Investment Partners (“Aterian”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to JWT.

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  • OrthoLite

    On April 17, 2014, Blue Point Capital Partners and company management announced the recapitalization of OrthoLite, the leading supplier of comfort insoles and related shoe components to more than 130 of the world’s most prominent branded footwear companies. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to OrthoLite in the transaction.The recapitalization of OrthoLite represents BB&T Capital Markets’ fifth branded consumer products transaction in the last 12 months. “Glenn Barrett, chairman and CEO; Pam Gelsomini, president; John Barrett, Asia general manager; and their global leadership team have done an exceptional job developing a world-class brand through ongoing product innovation and unparalleled customer service,” said Rex Green, managing director and head of BB&T Capital Markets’ Retail and Consumer group. “OrthoLite’s track record of growth is a testament to the company’s extraordinary value proposition to many of the world’s leading footwear brands.” “We are very proud to have worked with the OrthoLite team on this transaction,” added Joe Sparacino, a vice president in BB&T Capital Markets’ Boston office. “We are excited to see the company begin its next phase of growth in partnership with Blue Point.

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  • LSO

    On April 8, 2014, LSO (“the Company”), a portfolio company of Fort Point Capital, MRL Capital, New Canaan Funding, and Pilgrim Capital, was acquired by Eagle Merchant Partners (“EMP”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to LSO.

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  • UTX Technologies Limited

    On March 31, 2014, UTX Technologies Limited ("UTX" or “the Company”), was acquired by Verint Systems Inc. ("Verint"). The purchase price consisted of $82.9 million of cash paid at closing, subject to adjustment, with potential additional future cash payments of up to $1.5 million, contingent upon the achievement of certain performance targets over the period from closing through June 30, 2014.  BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group served as the exclusive financial advisor to U-TX in the transaction.

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  • Pfingsten Partners

    On March 4, 2014, CURT, a leading manufacturer and distributor of branded aftermarket towing and cargo management solutions, was acquired by Audax Group, a Boston-based private equity firm. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to CURT, a portfolio company of Chicago-based Pfingsten Partners, in the transaction. “Pfingsten has been a solid partner to me and my executive team, and we accomplished a great amount in a relatively short period of time,” said CURT CEO Greg Hooks. “That said, my team and I are very excited to join the Audax family as we continue to execute upon our organic and inorganic growth initiatives." Jonathan Carey, head of BB&T Capital Markets' Automotive Aftermarket Group, added, "CURT is a true leader in its space with unmatched management talent and capabilities. It was a great outcome for Pfingsten and their partners at CURT. We are also excited to see CURT embark on its next phase of growth and are confident that Audax and the team at CURT will be an enormously successful partnership.”

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  • Kinsey Technical Services, Inc.

    On December 13, 2013, Kinsey Technical Services, Inc. (KTSi), a portfolio company of Blue Delta Capital Partners, was acquired by the Scitor Corporation, a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners. BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group served as the exclusive financial advisor to KTSi. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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  • Caliber Collision Centers

    On November 20, 2013, Caliber Collision Centers (“Caliber”), a leading operator of collision repair centers throughout the U.S. and an operating company of Toronto, Canada-based private equity firm ONCAP, was acquired by OMERS Private Equity. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. BB&T Capital Markets served as financial advisor to Caliber and ONCAP in the transaction. The sale of Caliber represents BB&T Capital Markets' fifth sale of a major collision repair chain in the last five years.

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  • Hubbardton Forge, LLC

    Hubbardton Forge, LLC (“Hubbardton” or “the Company”), a portfolio company of Lineage Capital, LLC (“Lineage”), has been acquired by Bunker Hill Capital (“Bunker Hill”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Hubbardton and Lineage.

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  • AST Bearings LLC

    On October 25, 2013, AST Bearings LLC (“AST” or “the Company”), a portfolio company of Tonka Bay Equity Partners LLC (“Tonka Bay”), was acquired by Motion Industries, Inc. (“Motion”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to AST.

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Developments in the M&A market and private equity

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BB&T investment bankers were honored by The M&A Advisor to win the 2012 Cross-Border Deal of the Year for the Sale of Marshall Miller & Associates to Cardno Limited. "BB&T Capital Markets represents the best of the M&A industry in 2012 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists," said Roger Aquinaldo, CEO and Founder of The M&A Advisor.
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