BB&T Capital rebrands as Five Points Capital

BB&T Capital Partners said in an email Tuesday that it is has rebranded as Five Points Capital. Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Five Points invests in the lower middle market in the following strategies: equity, mezzanine and small market buyout fund-of-funds.

BB&T Capital Backs Linden Capital’s Young Innovations Deal

Young Innovations has been acquired by Linden Capital Partners. BB&T Capital Partners also invested equity to support the acquisition. Young Innovations is a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of consumable and diagnostic supplies and equipment for dental professionals and consumers.

BB&T Capital Sells Cline to Rexnord

BB&T Capital Partners has sold Cline Acquisition Corp. to Rexnord Corp. Financial terms weren’t announced. Taylors, S.C.-based Cline provides aftermarket power transmission parts and services to the pulp and paper, steel and other end markets. Quarton Partners provided financial advice to Cline.

BB&T Capital Partners Backs Blue Point Acquisition

BB&T Capital Partners has invested $12.5 million in equity to support the acquisition of Smith-Cooper International by Blue Point Capital Partners. Based in Commerce, California, Smith-Cooper International is a producer of high quality pipe, valves and fittings.

BB&T Capital Partners Backs Baird Eckler’s Acquisition

BB&T Capital Partners Mezzanine Fund II has invested subordinated debt and preferred and common stock to support the acquisition of Eckler’s by Baird Capital Partners. Titusville, Fla.-based Eckler’s is a marketer of restoration parts and accessories for classic and enthusiast vehicles. Terms of the deal were not released. PRESS RELEASE Eckler’s is the premier multi-channel, […]

BB&T Bags $227M Mezz Fund

BB&T Capital Partners, the lower middle market private equity firm, raised its second mezzanine fund and beat its target, reeling in $227 million. The PE firm will invest via subordinated debt and equity in middle market companies. The fund will also be structured as an SBIC.

BB&T Capital Partners Supports Recap of Phoenix Children’s Academy

The Winston-Salem, N.C.-based middle-market firm BB&T Capital Partners has invested senior subordinated notes to support the recapitalization of Phoenix Children’s Academy by Audax Group. BB&T first invested in the company in 2008, providing it subordinated debt. PRESS RELEASE: Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, Phoenix Children’s Academy is a national operator of preschool centers located in North America. […]

BB&T Capital Partners Recaps JML Optical Industries

Private equity firm BB&T Capital Partners completed a control recapitalization of JML Optical Industries. The firm invested $9.7 million as part of the transaction. Senior debt for the transaction was provided by M&T Bank. M&T Investment Banking Group served as exclusive financial advisor to JML.

BB&T Capital Partners Boosts Five

BB&T Capital Partners, the North Carolina-based investment firm, promoted three of its team members to principal, one to senior associate and another to the role of controller. Jonathan Blanco, Whit Edwards and Scott Snow were all named principals, according to a statement from the firm released Monday. Additionally, Brad Burton has been promoted to the role of senior associate and Jennifer Lemons has taken the role of controller.

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