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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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  • 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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  • Main Street Capital Corporation

    BB&T Capital Markets Syndicated Finance announces the closing of a $57.5 million accordion to Main Street Capital Corporation’s Revolving Credit Facility. The accordion brings the total credit facility to $502.5 million with 14 banks participating in the credit. Main Street is a publicly traded business development company headquartered in Houston, TX. BB&T has a $75 million commitment to the facility as the Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent.

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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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  • Capitala Finance Corporation (NASDAQ GS: CPTA) (Notes Symbol: CLA)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for a Business Development Company (“BDC”) in the second quarter of 2014, helping to raise $113,437,500 in gross proceeds for our client. The fixed-rate, senior notes (“Notes”) have been approved for listing on the NYSE and will trade under the symbol “CLA.” 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 partial exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 537,500 Notes.

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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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Bruce Kelleher

Managing DirectorHead of Financial Sponsors Group
  • 12Aug2014

    1st Annual BB&T Capital Markets Fresh Ideas in Food Conference

    The New York Palace, 455 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

  • 11-12Feb2015

    30th Annual Transportation Services Conference

    The Biltmore, Coral Gables, Florida