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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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  • Checkers Industrial Safety Products, Inc.

    On November 20, 2014, Checkers Industrial Safety Products, Inc. (“Checkers” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Tonka Bay Equity Partners (“Tonka Bay”), was acquired by Audax Private Equity (“Audax”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Checkers.

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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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  • Knoxville Beverage Company, Inc.

    On October 31, 2014, Knoxville Beverage Company, Inc., a Tennessee-based regional wine and spirits distributor, was acquired by Eagle Distributing Company, Inc., a leading beverage distributor in eastern Tennessee. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Knoxville Beverage Company. Regarding the deal, Mike Milner, President of Knoxville Beverage Company, said, “I am proud of what we have accomplished at Knoxville Beverage Company over the last 53 years. That said, my team and I are very excited to join the Eagle family as we continue to provide superior service to the Knoxville market." Jerry Sinclair, VP of Sales & Marketing for Knoxville Beverage Company, reflected, “For the past 26 years it has been my privilege to work for Knoxville Beverage Company, which has grown significantly under Michael’s leadership. The Hand family is getting a wonderful company, and I look forward to continued success under their leadership.” Mike Craig, CFO of Eagle Distributing, added, “Knoxville Beverage has been proudly serving the greater Knoxville community for more than 50 years, and we are excited to have Mike and his team on board. We look forward to working with KBC’s employees, customers, and suppliers in continuing to grow this great family business.”

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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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  • Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Logistics & Transportation Group completed a transaction for an international tanking company 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 NYSE to trade under the symbol “SBNB.” The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes and working capital, which may include the acquisition of additional new or secondhand vessels. The Company has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional $6,750,000 aggregate principal of the Notes.

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  • A&S Services Group, LLC

    On October 24, 2014, A&S Services Group, LLC, and its related companies (“A&S Kinard” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Larsen MacColl Partners (“LMP”), was acquired by Celadon Group Inc. (“Celadon”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to A&S Kinard.

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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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Bruce Kelleher

Managing DirectorHead of Financial Sponsors Group
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    3rd Annual Senior Living and Charter School Investor Symposium

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    30th Annual Transportation Services Conference

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    9th Annual Commercial & Industrial Conference

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