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; asset securitizations; 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: Aerospace, Defense & Government Services; 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

  • Government Properties Income Trust (Nasdaq: GOV)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the third quarter of 2017, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to finance, in part, its transaction with First Potomac Realty Trust. Pending the consummation of the transaction, the Company may repay future amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility or invest the net proceeds from this offering in short term investments.

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  • Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise a total of $408,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering (i) to repay a portion of the outstanding indebtedness under its revolving credit facility, (ii) to fund pending acquisitions (iii) for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, working capital and investment in real estate. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase an additional 3,000,000 shares to cover over-allotments.

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  • Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to redeem all of its outstanding 2020 notes.

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  • Government Properties Income Trust (Nasdaq: GOV)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise a total of $462,500,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds to help fund the Company’s planned acquisition of First Potomac Realty Trust. GOV may also elect to use the proceeds to repay amounts outstanding under its unsecured revolving credit facility or to fund short-term investments, pending the closing of the all-cash deal with First Potomac. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase an additional 3,750,000 shares to cover over-allotments.

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  • Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use proceeds from the offering (i) to redeem all of the 3,000,000 outstanding shares of its 6.0% Series 7 preferred shares (ii) to retire approximately $112 million of loans secured by mortgages with interest rates ranging from 7.0% to 7.8% on various properties and (iii) for general corporate purposes.

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  • Fidus Investment Corporation (Nasdaq: FDUS)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for Fidus Investment Corporation, a Business Development Company (BDC), in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise $29,400,000 in gross proceeds for our client. Fidus Investment Corporation intends to use the net proceeds to make investments in lower middle market companies in accordance with our investment objective and strategies and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

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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 2017, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company will use net proceeds from the offering to prepay the indebtedness outstanding under company's Freddie Mac secured debt pool maturing on May 1, 2019 and to pay a related yield maintenance penalty. The Company also intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to reduce indebtedness outstanding under company's unsecured revolving credit facility.

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  • Plymouth Industrial REIT, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PLYM)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the third quarter of 2017, helping to raise $58,140,000 for our client.

    The Company will contribute the net proceeds from this offering, including any net proceeds from the exercise of the over-allotment option, to its operating partnership in exchange for OP units. The Company expect its operating partnership will use approximately $20.0 million of the net proceeds from this offering to redeem the preferred interests. The operating partnership is expected to use the remaining net proceeds to acquire and manage additional industrial properties and for general corporate purposes. Total gross proceeds includes the partial exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 160,000 shares.

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  • UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise $300,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of outstanding indebtedness.

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  • The Penray Companies, Inc.

    On June 1, 2017, The Penray Companies, Inc. (“Penray” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Source Capital, was acquired by PLZ Aeroscience Corporation (“PLZ”), a company majority owned by Pritzker Group Private Capital. BB&T Capital Markets served as exclusive financial advisor to Penray.

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  • Endries

    On June 1, 2017, Endries International, Inc. and certain related affiliates (collectively “Endries" or the "Company"), a subsidiary of Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively “Ferguson”), was acquired by Nautic Partners (“Nautic”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Ferguson.

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  • Brixmor Property Group Inc. (NYSE: BRX)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise $500,000,000 for our client.

    The Company’s operating partnership plans to fully or partially use the net proceeds from the offering to repay outstanding debt under its $1.25 billion unsecured revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes.

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  • Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE: INN)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group is participating in a transaction for a real estate investment trust, helping to raise up to $200,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to contribute the net proceeds from any sale of shares of it's common stock offered to the Company’s operating partnership. The Company’s operating partnership intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, acquiring additional hotel properties, funding capital improvements at it's hotel properties, repaying it's debt or redeeming shares of it's outstanding preferred stock.

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  • Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise $1,350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of these offerings to fund the planned optional redemption of its 5.650% notes due 2020 and to use any additional net proceeds for general corporate purposes.

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  • Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE: INN)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group completed a transaction for a real estate investment trust in the second quarter of 2017, helping to raise a total of $170,775,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to contribute the net proceeds from this offering to Company's operating partnership in exchange for additional common units of company's operating partnership. The Company's operating partnership intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including repayment of borrowings under company's senior unsecured revolving credit facility and acquisitions of additional hotel properties. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 1,350,000 shares.

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  • Storage Battery Systems

    On May 19, 2017, Power Storage Solutions, LLC and subsidiaries, doing business as Storage Battery Systems (“Storage Battery Systems” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Supply Chain Equity Partners (“Supply Chain”), was acquired by High Road Capital Partners (“High Road”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Storage Battery Systems.

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