Business Valuation Services in Seattle Metro

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 valuation services for Seattle 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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Forever
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 Seattle Metro?

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

Seattle Metro has specific regulations that your valuation specialists should know. For example:

  1. Local Economic Environment: Seattle’s economy is heavily influenced by major industries such as technology, aerospace, and retail, with leading companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Boeing having a significant presence. The growth prospects, competition, and risks associated with these sectors can affect business valuations.

  2. Real Estate Market: The cost of commercial real estate in Seattle can impact the expenses and, consequently, the valuation of businesses that require physical locations.

  3. Labor Market: The availability, cost, and quality of labor in the Seattle area, driven by the presence of major corporations and the city’s attractiveness to skilled professionals, can affect business operations and valuation.

  4. Local Taxation and Regulations: While Washington State does not have an income tax, there are other taxes and local regulations that businesses in the Seattle area need to comply with, such as the Business & Occupation (B&O) tax, sales tax, and any city-specific regulations that could impact business operations and profitability.

  5. Environmental and Sustainability Regulations: Seattle and Washington State are known for their commitment to environmental sustainability, which may result in specific regulations affecting businesses in certain industries. Compliance with these regulations can impact business costs and operations.

  6. Technology and Innovation Ecosystem: The vibrant technology and startup ecosystem in Seattle can influence the valuation of tech and innovation-driven businesses through factors like access to venture capital, partnerships, and talent.