'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 based in Australia and Hong Kong 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 Melbourne, Sydney and Hong Kong.
- Watch Dr George Beaton in conversation with Mitch Kowalski of ‘Avoiding Extinction’ renown discussing the changing legal landscape and the implications for BigLaw and NewLaw firms: Click here.
- Warren Riddell recently keynoted on The Six Metrics that Really Drive Professional Service Firms at the global conference of the Public Relations Global Network in Sydney. For further insights on this topic contact Warren Riddell.
- Dr George Beaton recently addressed the Melbourne Law School Faculty on The Future of Legal Services. For Beaton Capital’s current analysis, contact Dr George Beaton.
Highlights in our blog: Bigger. Better. Both?
What Voltaire might have said about NewLaw
“Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road” -Voltaire, Dictionnaire Philosophique published in 1764. There are times when we at Beaton Capital wonder whether Voltaire might have said this about us based on our contributions to the debate […] Read more…
EU gets tough on auditors, but don’t hold your breath
The long awaited response from the EU about getting tough on auditors by insisting on rotation and removing the potential for conflicts of interest was announced last week. The headline is that the COREPER (European Council’s Committee of Permanent Representatives) is recommending to the EU legislative bodies that audit rotation for European public companies take […] Read more…
The rise and rise of the NewLaw business model
The rise and rise of the NewLaw business model is a sequel to Last days of the BigLaw business model. BigLaw is not about large law firms. Nor is NewLaw about new law firms. The issues are much deeper than the size or age of what are colloquially known as law firms. When The Lawyer […] Read more…