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William LaPoint

  • Associate Professor of Practice
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship

Bio

Mr. LaPoint has more than 30 years of experience in private equity and venture capital investing. Mr. LaPoint is currently a Partner at ALY Holdings LLC, a private partnership he formed with two colleagues to acquire a small group of companies in New England. Prior to forming ALY Holdings, Mr. LaPoint was a co-founder of Halpern, Denny & Company, a lower middle market buyout firm that invested more than $600MM in the consumer, healthcare services, industrial distribution and media/communications industries. Prior to joining Halpern Denny & Company, Mr. LaPoint was a consultant at Bain & Company, where he led strategy consulting teams in the healthcare, distribution and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Bain, Mr. LaPoint was an operations manager at Procter & Gamble.

At Babson, Mr. LaPoint teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital/Private Equity. He has also taught courses in Entrepreneurial Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Buying a Small Business.

Mr. LaPoint received his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • BS, MIT

Academic Interest / Expertise

Entrepreneurship; Venture Capital; Finance; Mergers and Acquisitions

Courses

  • Degree Courses 2023

    • EPS 3540 RAISING MONEY-VC AND PRIVATE EQUITY
    • EPS 7578 RAISING MONEY-VC AND PRIVATE EQUITY
  • Degree Courses 2022

    • EPS 3540 RAISING MONEY-VC AND PRIVATE EQUITY
    • EPS 7578 RAISING MONEY-VC AND PRIVATE EQUITY
  • Degree Courses 2021

    • EPS 6600 ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    • EPS 7800 ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    • EPS 3540 RAISING MONEY-VC AND PRIVATE EQUITY
    • FME 1001 FOUNDS MGMT & EPS