• Research Triangle High School, $11,060,000, Charter School Revenue Bonds, North Carolina


    “If there was a problem to be solved, they had a solution. I strongly recommend the BB&T team, you won't regret working with them.”—Pamela Blizzard, Founder and Managing Director, Research Triangle High School

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  • International Leadership of Texas, $111,040,000, Fixed Rate Bonds


    “We could not have asked for a higher level of leadership than that displayed by the BB&T team.”—Edward G. Conger, Superintendent, International Leadership of Texas

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    “We are pleased to share our summer issue of Blackboard, BB&T's quarterly publication that offers insights and highlights key trends affecting the charter school sector.”—Richard Harmon, Managing Director and Education Group Head, BB&T Capital Markets

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Education Finance Group

Our Education Finance Group provides comprehensive capital structure planning and execution for public and private colleges and universities, student housing facilities, charter schools and private secondary schools. With a robust bond distribution platform and the resources of one of the nation's strongest financial institutions, we offer a full spectrum of financial solutions to meet each client's specific needs. With the experience and focus of our professionals, we understand how to navigate challenging financial markets while providing ongoing guidance and support to ensure the long-term success of our clients.

Our team is armed with the broadest array of financial tools in the sector, allowing us to provide a variety of services to our clients:

  • Debt planning and advisory services, including financial modeling
  • Rating agency and credit enhancement strategies
  • Public and private bond underwriting, including tax-exempt and taxable financing
  • Extensive financing capabilities, including bank/private placement financing strategies (loan syndication, direct loans and letters of credit, lines of credit and standby bond purchase agreements)

BB&T Capital Markets has been ranked the No. 1 charter school underwriter in the nation for two consecutive years

  • Southwest Charter Foundation, Inc.

    In April 2017, BB&T Capital Markets closed a $40,485,000 Series 2017A (tax-exempt) and $365,000 Series 2017B (taxable) fixed rate bond transaction for the Southwest Charter Foundation, Inc. The proceeds of the Series 2017 Bonds were used to finance two charter schools located in Bonita Springs and Naples, Fla. Bonita Springs Charter School is an experienced charter school that has been in operation for approximately 15 years, and serves students in grades K-8. Collier Charter Academy is a start-up charter school which will open in the 2017-18 school year. It is anticipated to open its doors serving students in grades K-6 and will grow by one grade a year until it reaches eighth grade. The proceeds of the bonds funded approximately 14 months of capitalized interest, a debt service reserve fund and paid for the costs of issuing the bonds.

Our Areas of Expertise

Higher Education

Public and Private Universities, Student Housing

Primary and Secondary Education

Charter Schools, Private K-12 Schools, Public School Systems

Extensive Financing Platform

Tax-exempt and taxable bond debt, retail and institutional placements, private placements, bank placements/letters of credit, lines of credit, construction loans, new markets tax credits