Business Valuation Services in Kentucky

Eton is a leading business valuation provider. We specialize in fast, audit-defensible valuations across portfolios, estates, assets, and acquisitions.

Trusted By Over 1,000 Companies

Eton's Business Valuation Services

We’ve provided business valuations for Kentucky companies, VC/PE firms, legal teams, accountants & high-net-worth individuals for over 20 years now. 

Here’s a quick overview of our services:

Pre-Deal M&A Valuation Analysis

Assess target companies, divisions, or assets to help determine appropriate bidding prices, negotiation strategies, and optimal structures while identifying potential risks and synergies.

Purchase Price Allocation (PPA)

Perform fair value assessments of tangible and intangible assets acquired in a business combination, ensuring compliance with financial reporting standards.

Intellectual Property and Intangible Asset Valuation

Appraise intellectual property assets, such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, licenses, and customer lists, which are critical components of many M&A transactions.

Quality of Earnings Analysis

Evaluate the sustainability and quality of a target company's earnings, providing insights into its financial health and potential for future growth.

Goodwill Impairment Testing

Assist clients in conducting annual goodwill impairment tests to determine if any write-downs are required, adhering to relevant accounting standards.

Portfolio Valuation

Amid volatile markets, potential conflicts of interest, and regulatory changes, our seasoned professionals offer specialized expertise in financial reporting compliance, risk management, and asset valuation.

Our Business Valuation Process

Day 1
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Information Collection
Valuation Modeling and Analysis
Draft Report Delivered; Client Review and Approval
Final Report Delivered
Audit Support
"As a former Gunderson lawyer, I co-founded Eton to bring the precision, efficiency, and the obsessive client service of corporate securities law to business valuation. I'm especially proud that our worldwide team of Big 4 trained CFAs has adopted that client service mantra wholeheartedly.

Our entire focus is on delivering audit-defensible, rigorous, and timely valuations without the inefficient back-and-forth of other firms. Client service is our religion. We always go the extra mile to overdeliver for every client."

Chris Walton, JD
President & CEO
Eton Venture Services
Previously at Gunderson Dettmer / Stanford Law

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What business service valuations do you provide in Kentucky?

Eton provides a range of business valuation services for small businesses, family offices, and private equity firms in Kentucky. We’re a boutique firm, focused on excellent customer service and deep expert advice. 

While there are no regulations in Kentucky that specifically target the process of business valuations in a manner distinct from federal or general valuation standards, there are Kentucky-specific regulations and economic factors that can indirectly impact business valuations.

For example:

  1. Tax Regulations: Kentucky’s tax structure, including corporate income tax rates and potential tax incentives or credits for businesses, can affect a company’s financial projections and, consequently, its valuation. For instance, Kentucky offers various economic development programs that can provide tax incentives to businesses in certain industries or locations, potentially enhancing their value.

  2. Industry Regulations: Given the prominence of specific industries in Kentucky, such as bourbon distillation, agriculture, manufacturing, and healthcare, industry-specific regulations can impact businesses’ operations and financial performance. Compliance costs, environmental regulations, and any regulatory changes can significantly affect businesses in these sectors, which should be considered in valuations.

  3. Labor Laws: Kentucky’s labor laws, including minimum wage regulations, employment laws, and workforce safety standards, can impact operational costs for businesses. Changes in these laws or differences in enforcement can influence profitability and, thus, business valuations.

  4. Environmental Regulations: For businesses in industries that are heavily regulated from an environmental standpoint (e.g., manufacturing, agriculture, distilleries), Kentucky’s environmental regulations and compliance requirements can affect operational costs and investment needs, influencing valuation.

  5. Real Estate and Zoning Laws: The cost and availability of commercial real estate, influenced by local zoning laws and regulations, can vary across Kentucky and impact businesses differently based on their location. This variation can affect a business’s valuation by influencing operational expenses and growth opportunities.