Allan M. Holt is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and leads the firm's buyout and growth equity investments in the Aerospace, Defense, and Information Technology industry sectors. Mr. Holt also sits on the Carlyle Partners II, LP and Carlyle Partners III, LP (the "Funds") Investment Committees. In this capacity, he has been and continues to be directly involved in each of Carlyle's investment decisions involving the $5.8 billion of equity capital committed to these Funds. The Funds invest in specific industry sectors which include: Aerospace and Defense; Consumer and Industrial; Healthcare; Information Technology; and Telecommunications and Media.
The Aerospace, Defense, and IT sectors are key focus areas for Carlyle. Mr. Holt currently oversees a portfolio of 13 companies and sits on the Board of Directors of each. Total annual revenue of this portfolio exceeds $5.0 billion. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of six of these companies whose combined annual revenue exceeds $2.5 billion. Additional Carlyle portfolio companies currently under Mr. Holt's oversight include: Forged Metals, Gemini Air Cargo, Kuhlman Electric, Lear Siegler Services, and US Marine Repair. He became Sippican’s Chairman in 2002.
Previously, Mr. Holt served on the Boards of a number of former Carlyle portfolio companies, some of which include: Howmet Corporation (a joint venture between Thiokol and Carlyle), BDM International, Magnavox Electronic Systems, Federal Data Corporation, Elgar Electronics and GDE Systems.
Mr. Holt joined Carlyle in 1991, initially with primary responsibilities as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of one of Carlyle’s portfolio companies. He later transitioned to focus exclusively on buyout and growth equity investments. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Holt was with Avenir Group, Inc., an investment and advisory group which acquired and managed majority equity positions in small and medium-sized companies. Mr. Holt was also previously with MCI Communications Corp. as Director of Planning and Budgets. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and received his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.