Appraisal Economics Inc. valued a non-controlling interest in a holding company that owns a minority interest in a privately held international conglomerate that is headquartered in Russia. The operating company has several dozen subsidiaries in Europe and Asia that specialize in oil and gas, construction, telecommunications, and finance. Our valuation included analyzing the recent sale between third parties of shares of common stock in the underlying operating company. To determine the current value of the operating company’s common stock, we adjusted for changes in the company’s financial performance, industry and economic conditions, and currency exchange rates. The concluded value of the interest in the holding company that owns the conglomerate’s shares reflected incremental discounts for lack of control and lack of marketability. Our valuation was used for gift and estate tax planning purposes.

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