BB&T Capital Markets Serves as a Co-Manager on Digital Realty Trust, Inc.’s Senior Note Offering
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.
About the Companies
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (“DLR” or “the Company”) supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of more than 2,300 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. DLR’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.
Our Real Estate Group is led by an experienced banking team focused on serving the broad needs of the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), commercial real estate and hospitality sectors. Through our extensive industry connections and in-house retail and institutional distribution capabilities, our clients gain access to the broadest markets—as well as the balance sheet strength and resources of one of the nation's strongest financial institutions.
Our corporate and investment bankers are experts in all aspects of the commercial real estate sector and provide a comprehensive suite of capital markets solutions ranging from corporate lending, equity and debt underwriting and merger and acquisition advisory. This unique teaming enables us to serve clients with financing options that are optimized for their specific needs, and each stage of their development.
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.