Amy C. Johnson-Spina

Partner
New York: 212.880.6154
Fax 212.682.0200

Education

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 Jersey, 2001 New York, 2001

Overview

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 funds, regulatory compliance and best practices. During the course of multiple 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, Hydro-Québec Pension Fund, Ivanhoé Cambridge, New Zealand Superannuation Fund, Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, Ontario Public Service Employees Union Pension Trust, Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Scotiabank Pension Fund, Woodbridge and other pension fund clients.

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

In 2019: 17 Capital 5 (AIMCo) L.P., Accel Growth Fund V L.P., Accel India VI L.P., Accel Leaders Fund II L.P., Accel London VI, Accel XIV L.P., Accel-KKR Capital Partners VI, Advent Global Technology-D Limited Partnership, Advent LatAm Fund VII, Andreessen Horowitz Fund VI-Q, Andreessen Horowitz LSV Fund I, Antares Senior Loan Feeder Fund (Cayman) LP, Apax X, Apollo U.S. Real Estate III L.P., Baring Asia Private Equity Fund VII, Bedrock Capital II, LP, Blackstone Capital Partners VIII, Blackstone Strategic Partners VIII, Butterfly Fund II, LP, Capstone Vol (Offshore) Limited, CRC Fund VII, European Real Estate Debt Fund IV, Farallon Special Situations Fund, Fontinalis Capital Partners III, LP, Garda Fixed Income Relative Value Opportunity Fund Ltd., Genstar Capital Partners IX, Global Infrastructure Partners Fund IV, Great Hill Equity Partners VII, GSR Ventures VII, L.P., Hedosophia Long Term Capital, HPS Mezzanine Partners 2019 L.P., Hudson Bay International Fund Ltd., Initialized Superclass ISS L.P., Corvex-P LP, Iris Fund IV, Lone Star Real Estate Fund VI, Lone Star Residential Mortgage Fund II, Lone Star Value-Add Fund I, L.P., MBK Partners Fund V, L.P., North Haven Infrastructure Partners III, Origami Opportunities Fund IV LP, PAG Feeder Fund, Parthenon Investors VI, L.P., Praedium X Middle-Income Housing Fund, L.P., Rockwood Fund XI, Silver Lake Waterman Fund III, L.P., Spark Capital VI, L.P. and Spark Capital Growth Fund III, L.P., The Founders Fund VII, LP, The Founders Fund Growth, LP, Thoma Bravo Credit Fund II, TPG Rise Fund II, Unison Midgard Fund, US Industrial Club V, LP, Vida Insurance Credit Opportunity Fund III, LP, Vista Equity Partners Fund VII, L.P., Whitehorse Liquidity Partners III LP

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

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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.