'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.
News and thought leadership
- Read our new white paper published jointly with M&C Saatchi on Brand Purpose in International Law Firms. It combines Beaton Capital's research and insight into law firm strategy with M&C Saatchi's creative excellence in brand development. Download here.
- Beaton Capital and Future Exploration Network presented Clients and Firms of the Future: How to Compete, a forum designed for senior leaders in professional services about why and how firms will have to change to compete profitably for clients in the future on 11 March 2015. This Storify shares some of the highlights with more to come.
- NewLaw New Rules, published by Beaton Capital, is celebrating the second anniversary of our e-book's origins. NewLaw New Rules analyses how trends in industry structure and clients buying behaviour are changing the legal landscape – and in doing so not only creating opportunities for a new category of legal services provider, but also challenging law firms based on the BigLaw traditional business model. Watch our new trailer on NewLaw New Rules here.
Highlights in our blog: Bigger. Better. Both?
Ecosystems – get wise to the new language of business strategy
Those of us brought up on value chain business models need to open our minds to major change. Value chain analysis was identified as core to formulating business strategy by Michael Porter in the 1980s. Now ecosystems thinking is replacing value chain doctrine. Read more…
Case study: How professional salespeople succeed in law firms
DLA Piper – whose revenue grew 14.6% in 2011 as the firm rose to become the second highest grossing law firm in America – maintains a dedicated sales division – and so can yours. Formed in 2005 by a merger between three firms: San Diego-based Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP, Chicago-based Piper Rudnick LLP and London-based DLA […] Read more…
For professions only the brave with a voice will be heard
Today’s Forum organised by Professions Australia started with a challenge: “For professions only the brave with a voice will be heard”. So spoke Alex Malley, CEO of CPA Australia in an inspiring opening address. The Future of the Professions in a Digitising World was a rich and stimulating event. Here are 10 of my take-outs. Read more…