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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Syngin Technology, LLC

    On July 3, 2018, Syngin Technology, LLC (“Syngin”) sold 70% of its membership interests to Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA (“WWL”). Syngin's current owners will continue to own 30% of the company and remain highly involved in managing the business. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Syngin.

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  • Epes Transport System

    On July 2nd, 2018, Epes Transport System (“EPES” or the "Company") was acquired by Penske Logistics (“Penske Logistics”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to EPES.

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  • Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R)

    On June 14, 2018, BB&T Capital Markets served as a bookrunner for an offering of $450 million 3.750% senior notes due 2023 by Ryder System, Inc.

    Proceeds from the offering are being used for general corporate purposes.

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

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2018, helping to raise $650,000,000 for our client.

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

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  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2018, helping to raise $900,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to fund eligible green projects, including the development and redevelopment of such projects, reduce indebtedness, and for general corporate purposes.

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  • C&M Conveyor, Inc.

    On May 31, 2018, C&M Conveyor, Inc. (“C&M” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Blue Sage Capital, L.P. (“BSC”), was acquired by funds managed by CapitalWorks, L.L.C. (“CapitalWorks”). BB&T Capital Markets served as financial advisor to C&M.

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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 second quarter of 2018, helping to raise $400,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to partially repay their revolving credit facility and for general business purposes, including debt repayment and the purchase, development and redevelopment of apartment communities.

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  • Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK)

    On May 3, 2018, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for an offering of $300 million 4.600% senior notes due 2028 by Oshkosh Corporation.

    Proceeds from the offering are being used to redeem existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC

    On April 26, 2018, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a three-tranche offering of $500 million 4.246% senior notes, $600 million 4.682% senior notes due 2038, and $400 million 4.832% senior notes due 2048 by Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC.

    Proceeds from the offering are being used to fund a sponsor distribution.

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