Business Valuation Services in Pittsburgh

Eton is a leading business valuation provider in Pennsylvania. 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 valuation services for Pittsburgh 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
Day 2
Day 8
Day 10
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 Pittsburgh?

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

Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania have specific regulations that your valuation specialists should know. For example:

  1. Tax Environment: Pennsylvania has its own set of tax regulations, including corporate net income tax and personal income tax, which could impact the valuation of businesses, especially when conducting estate tax valuations and analyzing qualified small business stock under IRC 1202. 

  2. Innovation and Technology Sector: Pittsburgh has a strong presence of technology and innovation-driven industries, thanks to its universities and research institutions. This environment can affect valuations related to intangibles, goodwill impairment (ASC 350), and emerging assets like Web3 & Crypto Asset Valuation, where the city’s focus on tech and innovation plays a significant role.

  3. Healthcare and Education Sectors: The city’s prominent healthcare and education sectors also influence business valuations. For services such as complex securities valuation and portfolio valuation, the stability and growth prospects of these sectors in Pittsburgh can impact the valuation outcomes.

  4. Industrial and Manufacturing History: While Pittsburgh has transitioned from its historical focus on steel and manufacturing to more technology and service-oriented industries, the legacy and ongoing presence of manufacturing can influence valuations, especially in M&A Valuation Support and Purchase Price Allocation Support (ASC 805).

  5. Real Estate and Urban Development: The dynamics of Pittsburgh’s real estate market, including urban development and zoning laws, are relevant for Purchase Price Allocation Support (ASC 805) and other services that involve physical assets. The revitalization of certain areas and the potential for growth in others can affect the valuation of real estate and, consequently, businesses.

  6. Regulatory Environment: Compliance with federal and state regulations, especially for emerging sectors like cryptocurrencies and blockchain, is crucial. Pennsylvania’s approach to regulating these new asset classes can impact your Web3 & Crypto Asset Valuation services.

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