About Eton Venture Services

Eton Venture Services is one of the leading valuation firms in the US and was established in 2010 to provide independent audit-defensible 409A valuations, utilizing the industry standard methods of the AICPA.

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Since entering the market we have worked with hundreds of companies and completed more than 2500 valuations, with a unique focus on timely delivery at a reasonable cost. Eton was founded and is led by former securities lawyers from some of the country’s best law firms who also have experience working at startup companies. These unique backgrounds enable us to leverage experience to deliver our valuation expertise to our wide range of clients.

As companies grow and talent acquisition and retention becomes a management priority, we believe that issuing stock options based on a professional, independent fair market value report is mission critical. Eton delivers your work using highly qualified valuation experts who meet Internal Revenue Service regulations to perform the work and then independently review each engagement.

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Get your valuation done right.

The first time.

Chris Walton

Managing Director

Christopher co-founded Eton Venture Services in 2010 and currently serves as its Managing Director. Christopher started Eton to assist corporations and investment funds with the valuation of business interests, intangible assets, debt instruments, employee stock options, derivatives, and complex securities.

 

As Managing Director, he works closely with clients’ executive leadership, boards of directors, internal/external counsels, independent auditors, investors, and advisors to develop detailed financial models of each client’s respective business or assets for the purpose of valuing that organization or asset. He has been the project lead for thousands of valuations for companies and their leaders across a broad range of industries and sectors.

Christopher started his career as a corporate securities / M&A associate at the Silicon Valley-based law firm of Gunderson Dettmer Stough. As an attorney at Gunderson, Christopher provided legal advice to private and public corporations, investment banks, venture capital funds, and private equity funds.

 

His work included M&A matters focused on negotiated acquisitions and mergers, leveraged buyouts and spinouts, and securities matters focused on financial instruments, structured products, initial and secondary public equity offerings, 144A debt offerings and private financings.

 

Christopher also held senior leadership roles at two venture-backed startups. He is a member in good standing of the California Bar Association, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, and the American Society of Appraisers.

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