Look for the silver lining — A volatile market translates into higher marketability discounts
Abstract: Recent market volatility may provide an opportunity to gift private business interests at significant discounts, potentially saving a substantial amount in taxes. High volatility typically lowers marketability by making investments less attractive. This article discusses the data valuators generally use to support marketability discounts for private companies, including restricted stock and pre-initial public offering studies. It also looks at other factors that affect marketability, such as the pool of potential buyers, company size and financial performance.