Beacon conducts research in more than 86 countries, representing over 81% of the world’s population (or more than five billion people).

In the past 5 years, Beacon has helped our client innovators identify over $100 billion in new growth opportunities.

Beacon Officers have helped 13 of the Fortune 50 achieve their growth objectives.

Four times a year The Beacon Group donates its time to community projects and volunteer organizations, totaling nearly 1,000 service hours annually.

Beacon Officers travel 600k miles annually in service of their clients

Over 173 million shares of Beacon's core clients' stock is traded every day.

Beacon's in-house language capabilities extend to 15 languages and cover five continents

Beacon's core company clients have a combined 1200 years of industry leading business history.

Beacon's core clients work in and support every major American industry.

Beacon's core clients employ more than 1.5 million people worldwide, the equivalent of the population of Barcelona.

Beacon logs approximately 3000 research hours monthly in pursuit of client growth objectives.

Beacon conducts research in more than 86 unique countries annually, representing over 94% of the world’s GDP (over $69 trillion).

In the past year, Beacon evaluated over $75 billion in potential acquisitions for our clients.

The annual revenue of Beacon's core clients tops $500 billion: the equivalent of the GDP of Switzerland.

Beacon compiles approximately 5000 pages of research and analysis annually for its client base.

Beacon Officers have helped 21 of the Fortune 100 achieve their growth objectives.

National Geographic Traveler has ranked Portland 40th among the top historic places in the world.

Inorganic Growth

Beacon services work from pre-deal through deal execution, into the support of ongoing operations once the transaction is complete.

Planning Support Services

Planning Support Services are focused on pre-deal activities, ranging from the identification of potential targets to the assessment of a long-term strategic fit for sustained growth:

  • Pre-Deal
  • Beyond Due Diligence
  • Market Assessment
  • Business Case Development (includes Deal Structuring)
  • Partner Screening/Indexing
  • Negotiation Support

Execution Support Services

Our Execution Support Services focus on supporting the near and long term issues related to a successful inorganic growth strategy. Our team enhances the typical internal and external resources used by our clients.


  • Strategic Hiring
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Customer Analysis/Audit
  • Channel Auditing
  • Business-Model Refinement
  • Marketing Strategy Development
  • Operational Strategy Development

Beyond Due Diligence

Traditional resources are focused on doing “a” deal. Beacon focuses on identifying the right opportunity to achieve corporate objectives.

Early Stage Investment: Assessment and ranking of potential acquisition candidates to generate an index of target opportunities.

Late Stage Support: Real-time analysis of deal assumptions to drive deal valuation and to identify potential longer-term operational issues for our clients.

Strategic Alliance: M&A/Partner Indexing

Acquisition Support

With our proprietary methodology, The Beacon Group helps its clients make well-educated decisions on acquisition opportunities.

Our model incorporates an assessment of the attractiveness of potential acquisition targets through an in-depth analysis of their market positions, competitive strengths and weaknesses, management depths, and customer relationships. Beacon’s process goes far more in depth than the standard investment banking due diligence process.

Our clients for this service range from smaller VCs through Fortune 500 corporations.

Strategic Alliance Development

Our clients realize the opportunity to reach new markets and products/services through a formal alliance capability.

If done well, strategic alliances can provide the same functional benefits as acquisition without the investment cost.