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

  • Life Storage, Inc. (NYSE: LSI)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second 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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  • O’Reilly Automotive (NasdaqGS:ORLY)

    On May 9th, 2019, BB&T Capital Markets served as a Senior Co-Manager for an offering of $500 million 3.900% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2029 by O’Reilly Automotive.

    Proceeds from the offering will be used to repay existing debt and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Zentech

    On May 10, 2019, Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. (“Zentech” or the "Company"), a portfolio company of NewSpring (“NewSpring”), was acquired by BlackBern Partners (“BlackBern”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Zentech.

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  • Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group is participating in a transaction for a real estate investment trust, helping to raise up to approximately $500,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use net proceeds from this offering for general corporate and working capital purposes, which may include the repayment of indebtedness and the funding of potential opportunities.

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  • AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE: AVB)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2019, helping to raise $450,000,000 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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  • Brixmor Property Group (NYSE: BRX)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2019, helping to raise $400,000,000 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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  • Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2019, helping to raise a total of $761,750,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to reduce indebtedness and for general corporate purposes, including potential investment opportunities. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase an additional 1,650,000 shares to cover over-allotments.

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  • Jacent Strategic Merchandising, LLC

    On April 23, 2019, Jacent Strategic Merchandising, LLC (“Jacent”), a portfolio company of Lariat Partners, was acquired by Gridiron Capital.

    BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Jacent.

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  • Americold Realty Trust (NYSE: COLD)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2019, helping to raise a total of $1,496,797,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to fund the Cloverleaf acquisition. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 6,562,500 shares.

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  • Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE: MAIN)

    On April 17, 2019, BB&T Capital Markets served as a joint-bookrunner for Main Street Capital Corporation’s $250 million 5.20% notes due 2024 (NYSE: MAIN).

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

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  • Capital Contractors Inc.

    On April 2, 2019, Capital Contractors Inc. (“Capital Contractors” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Palladium Equity Partners, LLC (along with its affiliates “Palladium”), was acquired by Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC (“KBS”) a portfolio company of GI Partners (“GI”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Capital Contractors.

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  • LindFast Solutions Group

    On April 5, 2019, Metric Enterprises Inc., and its subsidiaries, doing business as LindFast Solutions Group (“LindFast”), a portfolio company of Harbour Group, was acquired by Nautic Partners (“Nautic”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to LindFast.

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  • AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO)

    On April 4, 2019, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a two-tranche offering of $750 million senior notes due 2024 and 2029 by AutoZone.

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

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  • Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

    On April 3, 2019, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a two tranche offering of $3.0 billion senior notes due by Lowe’s Companies.

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

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  • SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals

    On March 22, 2019, SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals (“SmartSource” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Kirtland Capital Partners (“KCP”), was acquired by Abcom Computer Rental Inc. (“ABCOMRENTS”) a portfolio company of Dubin Clark & Company (“Dubin Clark”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to SmartSource.

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  • OFS Credit Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCCI)

    On March 19th, 2019, BB&T Capital Markets served as a joint-bookrunner for OFS Credit Company, Inc.’s issuance of $20,000,000 million 6.875% term preferred stock due 2024 (NASDAQ: OCCIP).

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this transaction to acquire investments in accordance with its investment objectives and strategies, and for general working capital purposes.

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