“BEAM Corp was retained to provide corporate advisory services and facilitate the takeover of Calliden Ltd via a court approved scheme of arrangement.
BEAM’s “can” do attitude was infectious and motivated the teams to achieve the successful outcome within the tight time constraints.
Eric’s energy, disciplined approach and clear communication ensured that the team worked collaboratively and delivered to the project plan.”

Robert Kelley

CEO & Managing Director Steadfast Group

"I have been involved in private equity venture and venture capital finance in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S., including one of the most successful IP’s ever listed on NASDAQ. Eric Melman exhibited a level of professionalism, attention-to-detail and commitment that was the equivalent of the best that I have come across internationally. His expertise is not only in preparing superb IMs, deal structuring and negotiation, but also in strategic insights and highly developed commercial acumen."

Louis Carroll


BEAM has extensive experience advising leading Australian and global businesses, and works closely with its client’s to implement its proprietary methodology to efficiently and effectively implement change. These include Macquarie Bank, Steadfast, With Collective, Global Capital, Munich Re/Great Lakes, Dealsdirect, Schroder’s Australia, Investec Bank, Central Queensland Mining Supplies, RCG Group (formerly Retail Cube), Quantum Power, Computer Networks, PetSure, Protecsure, Vow Financial and FluidIntel.


Drawing on over 30 years’ merchant banking experience, BEAM offers expertise through experience. In particular, Eric has held with executive and non-executive roles in listed and unlisted companies at Chairman, Board and Managing Director level.



Chief Executive Officer, BEAM Corp


Eric Melman, who established BEAM Corp in December 2000, has 35 years’ experience in the merchant banking, investment banking and funds management markets.
Highlights of his career include 13 years as a director of the Schroder’s Property Fund; MD Investec Australia and founder and CEO BEAM Corp.
From 1997 to 2000, Eric was founder Managing Director of Investec Australia, during which time he was responsible for the conceptualisation and establishment of the company, which is a subsidiary of a South African banking group. Eric has held a number of private and public company non-executive board positions


General Manager, BEAM Corp


Carol Melman has been with BEAM Corp since its inception.
Her professional background in teaching and broad experience as an Event Manager with the Australian Financial Markets Association for five years combine to offer a unique resource for BEAM Corp clients.
Carol acts as Project Manager for all projects, playing a critical role in client interface and the timely delivery of all BEAM Corp’s undertakings


Keegan Ontong Corporate Advisor

Keegan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance & Accounting) from Monash University.
Keegan brings a range of experiences to BEAM having previously worked in investment banking, corporate advisory and co-founded a business. Prior to joining BEAM Corp, Keegan worked at CMB Capital as an analyst and at Deutsche Bank in their Industrials team in Melbourne.
Keegan competed at an international level in track and field and was a national level rugby player. Whilst at university he co-founded a football (soccer) academy that assisted aspiring professionals develop.