Welcome to ALY Holdings


Successful Investment Partners And Owners

ALY Holdings partners with management teams in acquiring and owning businesses with attractive positions in growing markets

ALY  focuses its efforts on a small group of companies where it can work  alongside committed management teams to implement strategic and tactical  plans to grow long-term value.  

ALY’s principals are private equity  veterans with significant investing, operating and strategy consulting  experience gained at leading companies such as Procter & Gamble, Hewlett Packard, Bain & Company, Halpern, Denny & Company, and Ampersand Capital Partners. As partners with management teams, we draw  upon many decades of experience working with companies that have  revenues as small as several million dollars to as large as several  hundred million dollars across a broad variety of industries.  

Unlike institutional private equity  funds investing in a large portfolio of companies using other investors’  capital, we invest our own capital. This approach provides for a tight alignment between ALY and its co-investing management teams, as well as a more flexible time horizon than found with institutional funds that  have short-term liquidity constraints.  

ALY closed its first acquisition in  2013, working closely with a divisional management team to carve-out and  purchase the business from its public company parent. The company was renamed AvCarb Material Solutions (www.avcarb.com) and is based in Lowell, MA.  

Preferred Investment Profile

 Geography:                New England

 Revenues:                   $10-50 Million

 EBITDA:                       Greater than $1 Million

 Ownership:                Majority


 Uses of Capital:         Business Expansion

                                        Aquisition

                                        Shareholder Liquidity

                                        Corporate Divestitures  

                                        Management Buyouts 


 Industries:                   Chemical  

                                         Food    

                                         Instrumentation   

                                         Industrial 

                                         Wholesale Distribution  

                                         Consumer 

                                         Healthcare services 

Our Partners

Stuart Auerbach

  • Stuart has significant experience with manufacturing oriented companies in both the industrial and healthcare sectors. His background includes operations management at Lever Brothers, strategy consulting at Bain, and private equity at Ampersand, where he continues as a Senior Advisor. Stuart serves on the Board of EAA and is active in other volunteer activities. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.        

Bill LaPoint

  • Bill has substantial experience with companies in healthcare services, industrial distribution and consumer products. His background includes operations management at Procter and Gamble, strategy consulting at Bain, and private equity at Halpern, Denny & Company. Bill teaches entrepreneurship, venture capital and private equity at Babson College as a Lecturer. Bill holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  

Charlie Yie

  • Charlie has extensive experience with companies in the industrial sector, including food and industrial instrumentation. His background includes sales & marketing at Hewlett-Packard and private equity at Ampersand, where he continues as a Senior Advisor.  Charlie is active with the MIT Venture Mentoring Service and other non-profits. Charlie holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from MIT Sloan School.