Investment Banking

With a relentless focus on the middle market, BB&T Capital Markets combines industry expertise with superior transaction execution capabilities to achieve extraordinary outcomes for our clients.

Our investment banking professionals work in cohesive teams to bring you a full spectrum of financial services. With BB&T Capital Markets, you get a relationship-driven approach to providing the right solutions for your needs. We offer a full range of investment banking services—equity originations; public and private placements of debt; mergers and acquisitions advisory (M&A)—along with direct lending capabilities, nationally recognized equity research and access to specialty services such as insurance, supply chain finance, equipment finance, executive wealth management and treasury management.

Our broad range of capabilities and industry focused, transaction oriented teams generate results. Since 2010, our 50-plus investment bankers were able to bring our clients:

  • More than $90 billion in equity capital raised as managing underwriter
  • More than $518 billion in debt capital via public and private bond issuance
  • 130+ closed M&A transactions


Our bankers can handle clients from any field, but we have particular expertise in these sectors: Automotive Aftermarket; Commercial & Industrial; Retail & Consumer; Education & Cultural Facilities; Energy; Financial Services; Financial Sponsors; Food & Agribusiness; Healthcare; Logistics & Transportation and Real Estate.

 

Our industry expertise and superior transaction execution—from equity and debt origination to M&A advisory to structured lending—makes us a powerful ally

  • Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP)

    BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager on a transaction for Union Pacific Corporation in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $3,000,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including the repurchase of common stock pursuant to the company’s share repurchase program.

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  • Carter’s Inc. (NYSE: CRI)

    On February 27, 2019, BB&T Capital Markets served as a senior co-manager for an offering of $500 million 5.625% senior unsecured notes due 2027.

    Proceeds from the offering are being used to repay existing debt and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: MAA)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Regency Centers Corporation (Nasdaq: REG)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Priority Income Fund Inc. (NYSE: PRIFC)

    On February 22nd, 2019, BB&T Capital Markets served as a joint-bookrunner for Priority Income Fund Inc.’s issuance of $40.25 million Series C term preferred stock due 2024 (NYSE: PRIFC).

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this transaction to make investments in accordance with its investment strategies and objective, and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY)

    On February 21, 2019, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for an offering of $750 million 4.00% senior unsecured notes due 2029.

    Proceeds from the offering are being used to repay existing debt and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HPP)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay indebtedness and other general corporate purposes.

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  • Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $700,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offerings to repay indebtedness and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.

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  • Environmental StoneWorks

    On February 20, 2019, Environmental StoneWorks (“ESW” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Gallagher Industries and Mid Oaks Investments, was acquired by NCI Building Systems (“NCI”). NCI (NYSE: NCS) is a publically traded, $5 billion-revenue building products manufacturer; in fiscal 2018, ESW generated $167 million in pro forma revenues. NCI acquired ESW for $186 million. ESW’s management team will remain with the Company. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to ESW.

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  • Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $1,050,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offerings to repay indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay indebtedness, as well as for working capital and general corporate purposes.

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  • United Pipe & Steel

    On February 1, 2019, United Pipe & Steel Corporation (“UP&S” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of MPE Partners, was acquired by Merfish Pipe & Supply (“Merfish”) a portfolio company of One Equity Partners (“OEP”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to UP&S.

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  • Boss Industries, LLC

    On January 31, 2019, Boss Industries, LLC (“Boss”), a portfolio company of Strait Lane Capital Partners, was acquired by Wynnchurch Capital. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Boss.

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  • CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for the repayment of indebtedness, as well as working capital and general corporate purposes.

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  • Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LPT)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the first quarter of 2019, helping to raise $350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, including repayment of borrowings under the Company's credit facilities.

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Bruce M. Kelleher Jr. Head of Investment Banking & Financial Sponsors Group804-782-8758 email Download My vCard View Bio