Mergers & Acquisitions

BB&T Capital Markets’ powerful combination of industry expertise, market intelligence, flawless transaction execution and teamwork comes together most effectively when it is most important for our clients—the day you decide to sell your company.

Our teams of investment bankers, each with distinct industry specialties, start with an in-depth knowledge of your business and industry, including the major players, trends and value drivers of each sector.  Add to that our Financial Sponsors Group, providing market intelligence and access to the middle-market private equity community, and you have the recipe for a custom-designed process that will position your company to maximize value with potential buyers and investors and push a deal to completion with an effectiveness that is second to none.

Since 2010, our investment bankers have successfully closed more than 185 M&A transactions for our clients, ranking us among the most active in the middle market—and certainly among the most effective.

 

Closed 185 M&A transactions since 2010 with an aggregate deal value that exceeds $18 billion

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Accurate Holding, Inc. d/b/a All Integrated Solutions

    On April 30, 2018, Accurate Holding, Inc. d/b/a All Integrated Solutions (“AIS” or the "Company"), a portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners (“High Road”) was acquired by MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (“MSC”) for approximately $86 million. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to High Road.

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  • MXD Group

    On April 2nd, 2018, MXD Group (“MXD” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Platinum Equity (“Platinum”), was acquired by Ryder System, Inc. (“Ryder”) for approximately $120 million. The acquisition strengthens Ryder’s omni-channel fulfillment capabilities, establishing it as the second largest last mile delivery provider of big and bulky goods. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to MXD.

    “As many industries continue to be disrupted by the growth of e-commerce, Ryder remains at the forefront of helping our customers find new solutions,” said Robert Sanchez, Ryder Chairman & CEO. Terry Solvedt, Chief Executive Officer of MXD, noted: “We wanted to ensure we had the best possible advisor for this transaction. The selection of BB&T proved invaluable throughout the entire process. BB&T brought industry expertise as well as practical and thoughtful advice. Their work effort was greatly appreciated. And, thanks in large part to their extraordinary efforts, the transaction outcome was highly successful.”

    Link to Ryder Press Release

    Link to interview with Ryder CEO, Robert Sanchez, on CNBC

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  • Optimus Steel, LLC

    On March 30, 2018, Optimus Steel, LLC (“Optimus” or the “Company”) completed its acquisition of the Beaumont, Texas mill and two downstream wire products facilities of Gerdau Ameristeel US, Inc., a division of Gerdau S.A., for $92.5 million. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Optimus.

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  • Tranzonic Intermediate Holdings, Inc.

    On March 27, 2018, Tranzonic Intermediate Holdings, Inc. (“Tranzonic” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Silver Oak Services Partners, was acquired by PNC Riverarch Capital. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Tranzonic.

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  • Thermo-Tech Windows & Doors, LLC

    On March 16, 2018, Thermo-Tech Windows & Doors, LLC (“TTW” or the "Company"), a portfolio company of Bounds Equity Partners (“BEP”) and ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity (“OMPE”), was acquired by Harvey Building Products (“Harvey”), a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital (“DPC”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to the Company.

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