Amy C. Johnson-Spina

Amy C. Johnson-Spina

New York: 212.880.6154
Fax 212.682.0200


JD (cum laude), 2000
Seton Hall Law School
MBA (Honors), 2000
Seton Hall University
BS (summa cum laude), 1997
Seton Hall University

Bar Admissions

New York, 2001 New Jersey, 2001


Amy is a long-time advisor to many leading global institutional investors and fund sponsors, with extensive experience in U.S. and international private equity and other alternative asset transactions. Amy has a loyal following of clients whom she advises on their investments across the alternative asset class in a variety of sectors (including buyout, venture capital, distressed debt, mezzanine, hybrid, mortgage debt, and real estate private investment funds, as well as hedge funds and funds of funds) through pooled and separate account structures.

Capitalizing on her expertise with respect to current market terms based upon her extensive representation of investors, Amy also represents fund sponsors on a broad range of issues relating to the forming of their private investment funds, including the structuring of their private investment funds, regulatory compliance and best practices. During the course of two economic cycles, Amy has advised, and continues to advise, companies on their reorganizations and other general corporate matters.

Amy takes special pride in developing long-term relationships with her clients and gaining the reputation as a trusted, business-savvy adviser, who understands how her clients’ business motivations behind a particular transaction fit with their strategic vision.

Amy regularly represents the following investors: Alberta Investment Management Corporation, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Ivanhoé Cambridge, New Zealand Superannuation Fund, Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, OPSEU Pension Plan Trust Fund, Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Scotiabank Pension Fund and other pension fund clients.

Amy has recently advised clients on their investments in the following funds:

In 2018: American Securities Partners VIII, TPG Real Estate Partners III, BlackRock China Opportunity Fund, Hartree Absolute Return Commodity Fund, Polar Multi-Strategy Fund, Apollo Hybrid Value Fund, TPG Real Estate Partners III, Hillhouse Fund IV, Decheng Capital III, KSL Fund V, Permira Growth Opportunities I, Thoma Bravo Fund XIII, TPG VIII, Almanac Realty Securities Fund VIII, Bain Capital Europe Fund V, EIG Global Energy Partners, Vine Media Opportunities IV, TPG Tech Adjacencies, Brookfield Strategic Real Estate Partners III, CVC Capital Partners Strategic Opportunities II, Index Ventures IX, Index Ventures Growth IV

In 2017: Starwood Energy Infrastructure III, ORM Timber Fund IV, LAV Biosciences Fund IV, Silver Lake V, KKR Asian Fund III, Lightyear Fund IV, ScaleUP Venture Fund I, Genstar Capital Partners VIII, New Mountain Capital V, Trez Capital U.S. Finance Fund II, Clarus IV, Riverstone Pattern Energy II, Onex Partners V, Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia II, KKR Heath Care Strategic Growth Fund, BSOF II, Macquarie Asia Infrastructure Fund 2, Starwood Opportunity Fund XI, Water Street Healthcare Partners IV, BDCM Strategic Capital Fund I, Blackstone Property Partners Europe LP, Warwick Royalty and Mineral Fund, Beacon Capital VIII, Bedrock Capital I, GSR Ventures VI, Clearlake Capital Partners V, ATL Fund II, TPG Growth IV, Linden Capital Partners IV, AH Bio Fund II, Thoma Bravo Credit Fund I, Hadley Harbor Investors II, Charlesbank Equity Fund IX, KKR Real Estate Partners Americas II, Brightstar Capital Partners Fund I, Digital Colony Partners, TPG Asia Fund VII, Whitehorse Liquidity Partners II, MBK Special Situations I, Hancock Farmland and Timberland Fund, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund III, AMP Capital Infrastructure, Greystone Senior Debt Opportunity Fund, Arrowstreet World Small Cap Equity, BFAM Asian Opportunities Fund, Renaissance Institutional Diversified Global Equities, Blueshift Synergy, Waterton Residential Property Venture XIII

In 2016: Accel XIII, Accel Growth IV, Accel Leaders, Accel London V L.P., Apax IX, Apollo Special Situations Fund, AQR Style Premia Fund, L.P., Blackrock Style Advantage, Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe V, DFG Sente Strategic Fund, Founders Fund VI, Greystar Equity Partners IX, L.P., GPI Capital Global Partnership Investing Fund I, Index Ventures VIII, KKR Americas XII, Parthenon Capital Partners Fund V, PIMCO Bespoke Fund, Spark Capital V, Spark Capital Growth II, Thoma Bravo Fund XII, TPG Fund VII, ValueAct Capital International SPV

Representative Work

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Professional Involvement

Amy was involved in the preparation of a Model Limited Partnership Agreement with Commentary as a member of an ad hoc committee of leading institutional investors on behalf of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (the “ILPA”). She is a regular presenter at ILPA conferences.