Business Consulting Group


Murray Beach - President
Harvard College, A.B.
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, M.B.A.


Patricia Palocz - Managing Director
Cornell University, A.B.
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, M.B.A.
Mr. Beach is the President of Business Consulting Group.  Mr. Beach has over thirty years of experience in valuing businesses, rendering fairness opinions, providing expert litigation support, and in negotiating, structuring, and closing mergers and acquisitions, financings, strategic alliances, and joint ventures.  Over his career, he has closed over 100 M&A transactions and over 100 financings with companies in the Technology, Healthcare, Consumer Products and Financial Services industries.  Prior to founding Business Consulting Group, Mr. Beach was a Managing Director of TM Capital.  Prior to that, he was the President and founder of Boston Corporate Finance, a boutique investment banking firm focused on providing merger and acquisition, capital raising and general advisory services to global companies in the technology sector.  Prior to BCF, Mr. Beach was a Group Head of Corporate Finance for KPMG, serving Technology clients of KPMG around the globe.  Before joining KPMG, Mr. Beach was the Head of Investment Banking at Advest, Inc. and also managed Advest's Technology Team.  In addition to his Investment Banking duties, Mr. Beach was a Member of the Board of Directors of Advest, a member of the Executive Committe, was President of Advest Capital, Inc. and was responsible for establishing both a Venture Capital fund and a buyout fund.

Mr. Beach has been an expert witness on the valuation of companies, their stock and intellectual property on many occasions, testifying in both Federal and State Courts.  Mr. Beach has served on the board of numerous companies and organizations and has advised many companies on their strategic development and direction.  He has also served as President of the Connecticut Venture Group and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Technology Council. He earned his CPA in 1983 and is registered as a principal with FINRA.  Mr. Beach is a member of the National Association of Certified Business Valuation Analysts, the Institute of Business Appraisers, and the American Society of Appraisers.

Ms. Palocz is a Managing Director at Business Consulting Group.  Ms. Palocz has over eighteen years of experience in valuing businesses and in negotiating and structuring international mergers and acquisitions, financings, strategic alliances, and joint ventures.  Prior to joining Business Consulting Group, Ms. Palocz was a Vice President and Founder of Boston Corporate Finance, Inc., a boutique investment bank focused on mergers and acquisitions and fund raising for mid-market companies.  Prior to joining Boston Corporate Finance, Ms. Palocz was a Director of Advest Capital, Inc. and was responsible for establishing a buyout fund to make corporate acquisitions.  Prior to operating Advest Capital, Ms. Palocz's was a Director in Advest, Inc.'s Investment Banking Group, executing international mergers and acquisitions, raising capital for corporations in both the private and public equity markets, and performing business valuations and fairness opinions.  Before joining Advest, Inc., Ms. Palocz was a Commercial Lending Officer at Bank of New England, and an Account Officer in Citicorp's International Investment Management Group.  

Ms. Palocz is a series 7 and 63 registered representative.  Ms. Palocz is fluent in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hungarian, and has lived in Europe and South America.