Independent Business Valuations

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

Trusted by 1,000s of Companies

Eton's Independent Business Valuations

We’ve provided independent business valuations for 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 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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Independent Business Valuation FAQs

What is an independent valuation?

Independent business valuations are conducted by neutral third parties with no interest in the final outcome. We use several robust methodologies to determine the fair market value of an asset, which means if the valuation is challenged we can defend it easily in court—and will happily do so.

Our business valuations are always performed by highly-trained business valuation specialists. We have a team of ex-lawyers and big 4 consultants who ensure each valuation is robust and holds up to scrutiny.

Our independent business valuations typically cost between $2000 and $10,000, but complex cases can be significantly more expensive. To help you understand this question further, we’ve written a blog post on the topic here—but please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a detailed quote.

Our independent business valuation services typically take 10 days. However, when needed, we can do it in as little as one day but an expedited timeline does come at a higher cost.

Yes, everyone can get an independent business valuation. Simply click “contact us” to book a time to meet our team and we’ll introduce you to our process.

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