BB&T Capital Markets Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Capital Contractors in its Sale to Kellermeyer Bergensons Services
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.
About the Companies
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Islandia, New York, Capital Contractors Inc. is a multi-regional provider of customized contract cleaning, exterior and related services to the education, hospitality, healthcare, commercial, retail and industrial end markets. With over 4,000 client sites across multiple states, Capital is a recognized leader and one of the longest continually operating property service firms in the United States.
Palladium is a middle market private equity firm with approximately $3 billion of assets under management. The firm seeks to acquire and grow companies in partnership with founders and experienced management teams by providing capital, strategic guidance and operational oversight. Since its founding in 1997, Palladium has made 33 platform investments and over 130 add-on acquisitions.
Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC (KBS) is a leading North American provider of technology-enabled, integrated facility management services to the industrial, commercial, logistics, retail, and grocery sectors. With more than 45,000 active customer locations in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and Puerto Rico, KBS sets the industry standard for delivering consistently high quality, compliant and cost-effective facility service solutions. Based in Oceanside, Calif., the company is majority owned by GI Partners.
GI Partners is a private investment firm based in San Francisco. The firm has raised over $17 billion in capital from leading institutional investors across the globe. GI Partners’ private equity team focuses on investments in the Healthcare, IT Infrastructure, Services, and Software sectors.
Commercial & Industrial
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About BB&T Capital Markets
BB&T Capital Markets offers an integrated platform of equity and debt underwriting, M&A advisory, corporate banking, and sales and trading. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, with offices throughout the US, we have specific expertise within 10 distinct industry verticals including Automotive Aftermarket; Commercial & Industrial; Education; Energy; Financial Services; Food & Agribusiness; Healthcare; Logistics & Transportation Services; Real Estate; and Retail & Consumer. Our commitment to industry expertise, combined with our resources as one of the nation's strongest financial institutions, strategically positions BB&T Capital Markets to build lasting relationships and contribute measurably to the long-term success of our clients.