Business Valuation Services in Los Angeles

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 Californian companies, VC/PE firms, legal teams, accountants & high-net-worth individuals for 20 years. 

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 Los Angeles?

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

When conducting business valuations in Los Angeles, California, we consider several local factors that can influence the process.

For example:

  1. Taxation and Regulatory Environment: California’s tax structure, including one of the highest state income tax rates and corporate tax rates in the U.S., along with various local taxes in Los Angeles, can impact a business’s net income and, consequently, its valuation. Additionally, California has a comprehensive regulatory environment covering labor, environmental standards, and industry-specific regulations, which can influence operational costs and compliance burdens for businesses.

  2. Cost of Operations: The cost of living and operating a business in Los Angeles is high compared to many other regions. This includes costs related to real estate (both commercial and residential), labor (given California’s high minimum wage and labor laws), and utilities. These factors can affect a business’s profitability and cash flow projections, which are critical components of valuation.

  3. Labor Market: The availability of a highly skilled and diverse workforce, especially in industries such as entertainment, technology, and aerospace, is a significant advantage for businesses in Los Angeles. However, the competitive labor market can also lead to higher wages and employee benefits costs, which must be accounted for in business valuations.

  4. Access to Markets and Infrastructure: Los Angeles’s strategic location as a gateway to the Pacific, with one of the busiest ports in the world (the Port of Los Angeles) and a major international airport (LAX), provides businesses with unparalleled access to international markets. This logistical advantage can enhance a business’s growth potential and valuation.

  5. Innovation and Technology Ecosystem: The vibrant technology and startup ecosystem in Los Angeles, supported by a wealth of venture capital, incubators, and accelerators, fosters innovation and growth. For businesses in the tech and digital media sectors, this environment can significantly influence valuation by offering growth opportunities and access to capital.