RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BB&T Capital Markets today announced the addition of three senior bankers to its investment banking team. David Keys joins as managing director and head of the newly formed Healthcare Group, Dave Endom joins as vice president in the Healthcare Group, and Tim Lufkin joins as a managing director in the Financial Sponsors Group.
Keys spent a majority of his 20-year career in financial services, including 15 years in investment banking and merger and acquisitions, working on transactions that generated more than $2.5 billion in enterprise value. Prior to joining BB&T Capital Markets, he launched the Healthcare Group at Matrix Capital Markets, a Richmond-based boutique investment bank. Other positions include partner at Creswell Partners, where his partners and he established a national forensic drug-testing company through acquisition and organic growth. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at Harris Williams & Co. and Piper Jaffray. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Keys is based in Richmond, Va.
Endom has more than 15 years of investment banking and finance experience in several industries completing a broad range of transaction types including sell-side mergers and acquisitions, minority investments, debt financings and secondary offerings. Prior to joining BB&T Capital Markets, he helped Keys launch a Healthcare Group at Matrix Capital Markets. His prior experience includes serving as director of financial planning for KIPP DC, where he closed on more than $160 million in real estate debt financing and the acquisition of more than 410,000 square feet of educational facilities. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at Harris Williams & Co. and consultant at Arthur Andersen. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Richmond and an MBA from the University of Virginia. Endom is based in Richmond, Va.
"With outstanding reputations and a proven record of success, David Keys and Dave Endom are a perfect fit for BB&T Capital Markets both strategically and culturally," said Bruce M. Kelleher Jr., head of BB&T Capital Markets' Investment Banking.
Keys said, "Dave Endom and I are excited to join BB&T Capital Markets. We've quickly developed an active referral relationship with the firm and discovered we have a similar approach to serving clients, many of whom involve the same private equity groups we engaged in former roles. Joining BB&T Capital Markets feels like a natural fit."
Lufkin brings more than 20 years of investment banking and sponsor coverage experience to BB&T Capital Markets, where he will help serve and grow relationships with private equity clients. Prior to joining BB&T Capital Markets, he was a managing director at American Capital Ltd. in the firm's Sponsor Finance Group. Other positions include serving as a managing director at Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC in New York where he originated and executed middle market M&A deals for private equity backed companies. He was also a managing director at FBR Capital Markets, where he specialized in sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions. Lufkin concluded his Wall Street career with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities, providing 10 years of financial advice for both public and private middle market companies. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a bachelor's degree in corporate finance. Lufkin is based in New York.
"The record growth in our sell-side M&A advisory business during the past five years is largely due to the deep relationships our bankers have built with leading middle market private equity groups, and the coordination and collaboration between our industry coverage bankers and our Financial Sponsors Group," Kelleher said. "I am confident the wealth of deal experience and long-standing private equity relationships Tim brings to our firm will serve as a catalyst for continued growth in our M&A business. We are very pleased to have him as part of our team."
Lufkin added, "BB&T Capital Markets has been one of the leaders in middle market M&A serving the private equity sponsor community for the past five years. I look forward to working with Bruce Kelleher and the firm's industry-leading, sector-focused bankers to deliver the strength of BB&T's platform to my private equity clients."
About BB&T Capital Markets
BB&T Capital Markets offers a full spectrum of capital and advisory solutions including equity and debt underwriting, merger and acquisition advisory and corporate banking to middle market companies, municipalities and private equity firms nationwide. BB&T Capital Markets is a division of BB&T Securities LLC, a wholly owned, nonbank subsidiary of BB&T Corporation, and member FINRA/SIPC. More information is available at BBTCapitalMarkets.com and LinkedIn.
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $219.3 billion in assets and market capitalization of $38.1 billion as of Dec. 31, 2016. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates 2,196 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. BB&T also has been named one of the World's Strongest Banks by Bloomberg Markets Magazine, one of the top three in the U.S. and in the top 15 globally. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at BBT.com.
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