Caleb Vesey

Partner

Los Angeles
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
2029 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067-2905
T 310 855 3061
F 310 855 3099
cveseywillkie.com

Caleb Vesey is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department focusing on mergers & acquisitions, private equity and corporate finance. He represents buyers, sellers, private equity funds and their portfolio companies, and financial institutions in a variety of corporate transactions, including leveraged buyouts and public and private mergers and acquisitions.

Caleb Vesey is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department focusing on mergers & acquisitions, private equity and corporate finance. He represents buyers, sellers, private equity funds and their portfolio companies, and financial institutions in a variety of corporate transactions, including leveraged buyouts and public and private mergers and acquisitions.

Selected Significant Matters

Caleb’s experience includes the following representative matters*:

  • Ares Management in numerous transactions including:
    • acquisition of Resource Label Group
    • strategic investment in LaserAway
    • sale of National Veterinary Associates to JAB Investors
  • Arlington Capital Partners in its acquisition of Stellant Systems, formerly L3Harris Technologies’ Electron Devices and Narda Microwave-West Divisions
  • Cirque du Soleil in its 2021 restructuring, related asset sale transactions and Chapter 15 proceedings
  • Clearlake Capital Group in its investment in Lytx, Inc.
  • Creative Planning in its strategic minority investment by General Atlantic
  • Fortress Investment Group in numerous transactions, including:
    • investment in GameCo, a producer of next-generation casino games
    • financing of the take-private of Perry Ellis International
    • joint financing with Goldman Sachs of Win Systems
    • financing of the acquisition of Grindr
    • creation of its specialty joint venture, Palisade Global, with CAC Specialty
  • KKR in its investment in Cross River Bank
  • Knox Lane Capital in numerous transactions including:
    • acquisition of Fingerpaint Marketing
    • acquisition of Any Hour Group
    • growth equity investment in Pattern Inc.
  • Lovell Minnick Partners in its majority investment in SRS Acquiom
  • Oaktree Capital Management in numerous transactions including:
    • 2018 acquisition of Fidelity Building Services Group and 2021 sale to Onex Corporation
    • Oaktree Capital Management in its acquisition of Saber Power Services
  • Percheron Capital and its portfolio company, Big Brand Tire, in their acquisition of American Tire Depot
  • Platinum Equity in its acquisition of The Cabinetworks Group
  • Resource Label Group in its acquisition of StickerGiant.com, Inc.
  • Shamrock Capital Advisors in its sale of Giant Creative Strategy LLC
  • TPG Growth in its acquisition of Crunch Fitness
  • Transom Capital in numerous transactions including:
    • acquisition of the Wolters Kluwer U.S. Legal Education Business
    • sale of SemiTorr Group Inc. to Clearlake portfolio company, Floworks
  • Valence Media Partners in numerous transactions, including:
    • minority investment in Fulwell 73 Ltd.
    • acquisition of the music-industry data software and analytics business of Nielsen Holdings
    • formation with Penske Media of the PMRC and Luminate (f/k/a P-MRC Data) joint ventures
    • joint venture and first look arrangement with Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman’s T-Street Productions
  • The founders of MediaAlpha in connection with its IPO

*Caleb advised on these transactions prior to joining Willkie in 2022.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Willkie, Caleb was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.