Kira A. Johnson

Associate Indianapolis

Summary

Kira focuses her practice on representing private equity sponsors in a variety of M&A transactions, as well as representing portfolio companies in connection with their legal needs. She also represents private equity groups, commercial lending institutions and other private and public companies in connection with the negotiation, structuring and documentation of secured and unsecured financing transactions for both borrowers and lenders, including senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt transactions, acquisition financings, and loan workouts and restructurings.

Kira received her B.A. in psychology, with high distinction, from Indiana University Bloomington in 2012. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2015. While in law school, Kira served as an associate night justice of the 2014 Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition Board. Additionally, as a member of the school’s Dean’s Tutorial Society, she provided one-on-one tutoring for first year law students. Kira is a member of the Make-A-Wish® Indiana Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) and Forte, the young professionals group for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

All Service Areas

Education

  • Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2015)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (2012)

Admissions

  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana
  • State - Indiana

Notable Matters

2018 Deals:

  • Counsel to purchaser in connection with a private acquisition and financing of a leading manufacturer of cultured marble products.
  • Counsel to private equity funds in connection with the lending for a platform acquisition of a leading Canadian supplier of high-value communication platforms.

2017 Deals:

  • Counsel to private equity funds in connection with their divestiture of a Canadian portfolio company engaged in the distribution of pharmaceutical products and logistics support.
  • Counsel to private equity funds in connection with a platform acquisition of a supplier of high-value M2M communication platforms. 
  • Counsel to seller in private acquisition of a leading provider of foreign-trade zone cost-benefit analyses.
  • Counsel to private equity funds in connection with an add-on acquisition of a leading producer and distributor of calorie-free specialty food products.
  • Counsel to seller in connection with private acquisition of a leading manufacturer and distributor of home safes and security products.
  • Counsel to purchaser in connection with a private acquisition of a leading manufacturer of industrial plastic bottles and containers.
  • Counsel to leading developer and manufacturer of cancer-detection medical devices in connection with $5 million credit facility.
  • Counsel to private equity funds in connection with their divestiture of a portfolio company engaged in the health insurance industry.
  • Counsel to leading oil and gas well desanding service provider in connection with private-equity led refinancing.
  • Counsel to purchaser in connection with private acquisition of leading global manufacturer and distributor of rubber tires.
  • Counsel to private equity funds in connection with an add-on acquisition of a leading developer of high value oxygen monitoring equipment.
  • Counsel to leading distributor of contact lenses, optical products and pet medication products in connection with $4 million revolving loan, $13 million term loan and $1 million swingline.

2016 Deals:

  • Counsel to private equity funds in connection with a platform acquisition of a top manufacturer and distributor of self-locking shopping cart wheels.
  • Counsel to private equity funds in connection with their divestiture of a portfolio company engaged in the world-wide manufacture and distribution security and merchandising solutions and services relating to mobile devices.

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Member

Community Involvement

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation Member, Young Professional Advisory Council
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Member, Forte