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: 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

  • Tremont Mortgage Trust (Nasdaq: TRMT)

    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 $50,000,000 for our client.

    The Company plans to use all the proceeds of this offering to make investments in accordance with its objectives and strategies. Prior to the time it has fully used the proceeds of this offering to make investments in its target investments, it may fund some or all of its quarterly distributions out of the proceeds of this offering. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase an additional 375,000 shares to cover over-allotments.

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  • Global Medical REIT Inc. (NYSE: GMRE)

    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 $77,625,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including funding new acquisitions and repaying indebtedness. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 405,000 shares.

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  • Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: PEI)

    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 $120,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fully redeem its outstanding series A preferred shares with an aggregate liquidation preference of about $115.0 million, with any remaining proceeds to go toward general corporate purposes. The underwriters have a 30 day option to purchase an additional 720,000 shares to cover over-allotments.

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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 2017, helping to raise $400,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay all of the outstanding debt under the Company's credit facility. Any remaining funds will go toward future property acquisitions and for general corporate purposes.

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  • CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL)

    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 $225,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to reduce amounts outstanding under CBL’s revolving credit facilities and for general corporate purposes.

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

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group is participating in a transaction for a real estate investment trust, helping to raise up to $750,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to initially use the net proceeds from this program for general working capital and corporate purposes, which may include reducing the outstanding balance on its unsecured senior line of credit, repaying other indebtedness, the selective development, redevelopment, or acquisition of properties, or the repurchase of its outstanding preferred stock.

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  • Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CDR)

    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 $75,000,000 for our client.

    The Company's operating partnership presently intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to partially redeem outstanding shares of its Series B preferred stock. Pending such use, the net proceeds will be used to temporarily repay amounts outstanding under the operating partnership’s credit facility. The underwriters have a 30 day option to purchase an additional 450,000 shares to cover over-allotments.

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  • Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE: HR)

    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 a total of $224,025,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to partially fund their acquisition of an Atlanta medical office portfolio. The Company intends to use the remaining proceeds to repay outstanding indebtedness and for general corporate purposes. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase an additional 1,087,500 shares to cover over-allotments.

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  • Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM)

    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 $225,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including repayment of debt. The underwriters have a 30 day option to purchase an additional 1,350,000 shares to cover over-allotments.

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  • SIGMA International Group, Inc.

    On August 2, 2017, SIGMA International Group, Inc. (“SIGMA" or the "Company"), a portfolio company of Frontenac Company (“Frontenac”), was acquired by an investor group comprised of management and affiliates of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, a Canadian public company. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Frontenac.

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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 third quarter of 2017, helping to raise $1,350,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund a portion of the repayment, redemption and/or discharge of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc (“DFT”) debt and the payment of certain transaction fees and expenses incurred in connection with the DFT merger. Pending any net proceeds will be used to repay borrowings under its operating partnership’s global revolving credit facility, acquire additional properties or businesses, fund development opportunities and to provide for working capital and other general corporate purposes, including potentially for the repurchase, redemption or retirement of other outstanding debt or equity securities.

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  • Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R)

    On August 1, 2017, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for an offering of $300 million 2.500% senior notes due 2022 by Ryder System, Inc.

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

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  • Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM)

    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 $850,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund the consideration payable in its tender offer. The Company will use the excess net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including to partially reduce borrowings under its revolving credit facility maturing in March 2021.

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  • Golding Farms Foods, Inc.

    On July 31, 2017, Golding Farms Foods, Inc. (“GFF”) received an investment from Centre Partners. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to GFF.

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  • Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR)

    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 $700,000,000 for our client.

    The Company intends to use proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes and working capital, including repayment of debt.

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  • Alliance Sports Group

    On August 1, 2017, Bollinger Industries, Inc. and subsidiaries, d/b/a Alliance Sports Group (“ASG" or the "Company"), was acquired by LKCM Headwater Investments (“LKCM”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to ASG.

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