'Independence' means freedom from external control. The partners own Beaton Capital. Strategic and financial advice is our only business.
'Focus' means concentrated energy and sharpness of vision. Beaton Capital specialises in what we know best, professional services.
'Experience' means knowledge accumulated from many years of participation and observation. The partners of Beaton Capital have worked in the professions since the 1980s.
'Excellence' means the highest quality. The partners and staff of Beaton Capital aim to be world class in everything we do.
‘Beaton Capital has the intellectual rigour and depth of experience to mark it out as a global leader in providing independent, focused advice to professional services firms. Very few others even come close.’
Beaton Capital is a leading independent corporate advisory firm operating in Australia and Asia providing strategic and financial advice to our clients.
We specialise in advising professional service firms on:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Owners’ exits and divestments
- Balance sheet and capital optimisation
Our knowledge and expertise come from a combination of our professional careers, our extensive involvement in advising leading legal, accounting, financial, engineering and other professional services including healthcare and the rich research undertaken by ourselves and by our sister company, Beaton Research + Consulting.
As a Beaton company, we are widely trusted with a legacy of more than 25 years’ work among professional service firms, professional faculties of leading universities and professional associations.
We do not divulge the names of our clients, past or present.
We undertake our work from our offices in Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney.
- In response to the growing need for law firms to implement major business model changes, Beaton Capital announces the Strategic Change Clinic, an innovative ‘how-to’ and implementation guidance service. Places are limited to six firms. Click here for details.
- NewLaw New Rules is a new book published by Beaton Capital showing how trends in industry structure and clients buying behaviour are changing the legal landscape – and in doing so creating opportunities for a new category of legal services provider and also challenging law firms based on the traditional business model. Watch the informative trailer here.
- Beaton Capital's latest Global Issues paper has been written by Warren Riddell. To read it and others head over to our white papers page.
Beaton Capital will be running two new seminars later this year in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney - Debt Advisory Masterclass and Why Some Firms Fly. Further details and flyers for these seminars are available at the following links - Debt Advisory Masterclass and Why Some Firms Fly.
- George Beaton is a keynote speaker at Future of Law Summit in London on 30 September 2014. The organisers of The Future of Law Summit and Beaton Capital are pleased to offer a limited number of discounted tickets to this major conference. To secure one or more of these tickets please contact Lynda Dean.
Warren Riddell will be speaking at the first Legal Management Forum to be held in Madrid on 21 October 2014. The Legal Management Forum is being organised jointly by Wolters Kluwer and Inkietos.
Highlights in our blog: Bigger. Better. Both?
Relevance and behaviour – the art of selling a professional service
I was recently asked to sum up in one sentence the essence of successfully selling a professional service – be it consulting engineering, law, management consulting, or accountancy. I answered – “It is all about being relevant and deploying the right behaviour to create meaningful differentiation in an otherwise homogenous market”. “Easily said” I hear […] Read more…
For services firms clients are canaries
In services firms recent research shows clients are canaries. We all know in yesteryear caged canaries were used in coal mines to detect lethal gas. Well, Beaton’s research shows for professional services firms their clients are canaries. Over the last 10 years research by Beaton Research+Consulting (BR+C) has identified seven professional services firms in Australia […] Read more…
In law, there’s a case for co-opetition
In law, there’s a case for co-opetition as ‘There’s room enough for Big Law and LPOs‘, a recent inimitably provocative article by Peter Kalis in The Lawyer, shows. Peter is the Chairman and Global Managing Partner of K&L Gates and an articulate commentator on matters related to BigLaw. We should all listen to him. In […] Read more…