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

  • Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR)

    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 €850,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to finance or refinance certain green building, energy and resource efficiency, and renewable energy projects, as well as for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of debt.

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  • Charles Products, Inc.

    On December 14, 2018, Charles Products, Inc. (“Charles Products”) received an investment from Kian Capital. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Charles Products.

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  • W.A. Kendall & Co.

    On December 31, 2018, W.A. Kendall & Co., Inc. (“W.A. Kendall” or the “Company”) received a majority investment from Blue Point Capital Partners (“Blue Point”). W.A. Kendall’s management team retained a minority stake and will remain with the Company. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to W.A. Kendall.

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  • CTM Group, Inc.

    On November 30, 2018, CTM Group, Inc. (“CTM” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison, was acquired by Z Capital Partners. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to CTM.

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  • Educators Resource, Inc.

    On November 30, 2018, Educators Resource, Inc. (“Educators Resource”) received an investment from Gladstone Investment Corporation (“Gladstone Investment”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Educators Resource.

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  • Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BXP)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the fourth quarter of 2018, helping to raise $1,000,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds for the financing and refinancing of recently completed and future Eligible Green Projects. BXP intends to initially use the net proceeds from this offering for the repayment of debt.

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  • Colony Hardware

    On November 13, 2018, Colony Hardware Corporation (“Colony” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Tailwind Capital (“Tailwind”), was acquired by Audax Private Equity (“Audax”). As part of the transaction, Tailwind retained a minority stake in the Company. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Colony.

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  • Radix Wire

    On October 31, 2018, Wire Holdings, LLC d/b/a Radix Wire (“Radix” or the "Company"), a portfolio company of Hunter Valley Company (“Hunter Valley”) and The Vitruvian Group (“Vitruvian”), was acquired by High Road Capital Partners (“High Road”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Radix.

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  • AFN Logistics

    On October 16, 2018, AFN, LLC (“AFN Logistics” or “AFN”), an award-winning leader in freight brokerage, 3PL logistics, and transportation management services, was acquired by GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc. (“GlobalTranz”), a portfolio company of The Jordan Company (“TJC”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to AFN.

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  • Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the fourth quarter of 2018, helping to raise $400,000,000 for our client. 

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

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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 third quarter of 2018, helping to raise $700,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds to repay indebtedness, to fund property acquisitions, and for other general corporate purposes.

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  • Transportation Insight, LLC

    On September 4, 2018, Gryphon Investors (“Gryphon”), a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced that it made a majority investment in Transportation Insight, LLC (“Transportation Insight” or the “Company”), a leading asset-light provider of enterprise logistics and transportation brokerage services. Gryphon replaced Charlotte-based private equity firm Ridgemont Equity Partners as Transportation Insight’s majority owner. BB&T Capital Markets served as exclusive financial advisor to Gryphon.
     
    Transportation Insight is a North American-focused provider of tech-enabled enterprise logistics and freight brokerage solutions. It currently helps manage approximately $4 billion of annual transportation-related spend for over 1,500 clients, with expertise across a range of industries and end markets.

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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 third quarter of 2018, helping to raise $1,300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offerings to repay indebtedness and for general corporate purposes, including investing in health care and seniors housing properties.

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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 third quarter of 2018, helping to raise $750,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds, together with cash on hand and borrowings under its unsecured revolving credit facility, to repurchase the 4.75% senior notes due 2021 and for working capital and other general business purposes.

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  • Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the third quarter of 2018, helping to raise €700,000,000 for our client.

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

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