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Sammy Lai, ASA, CEIV ™



Contact Information:
15/F Office Tower A,
Beijing Fortune plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhong Road,
Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100020
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1 (86) 13910803546

Appraiser Profile:

Sammy Lai is a managing director and Greater China practice leader with Marsh’s Valuation Services Practice, working out of our Beijing office. Sammy has over 12 years experience providing valuation and financial analyses to clients in the Asia Pacific region. He has provided a range of services including the valuation of business enterprises, common and preferred stocks, intangible assets, derivatives, financial instruments and debt. Sammy has delivered analyses for the purposes of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate and project financing, restructuring, initial public offerings, litigation support, financial reporting and fairness opinions.

With a broad range of experience, Sammy has managed and executed over 100 valuation and financial modeling engagements for a wide variety of clients and industries. He has particular expertise in the power industry with more than 5 years direct experience. He also lectures on the valuation for financial reporting at various professional events.

Prior to joining the MMC group, Sammy was a managing principal in charge of the Beijing office of American Appraisal.

Professional Experience

§     Financial Reporting Valuation. Sammy supervised a team in the valuation of a multibillion dollar acquisition of an oil company in Kazakhstan for the purpose of purchase price allocation.

§     Valuation for Acquisition. Sammy assisted a buyer in the valuation of a portfolio of six power plants in China, with a combined capacity of around 6,000 MW.

§     Valuation for Financing. Sammy performed a valuation of the equity of a five-star hotel in China for the purpose of bank financing.

§     Valuation for Litigation Support. A US incorporated database management and payment solutions and services provider came to Sammy to value several partnership agreements for the purpose of defending a law suit.

Education & Certifications

§     University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

§     The Chinese University of Hong Kong, MBA

§     American Society of Appraisers – Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)

§     Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation (CPA/ ABV)

§     Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Professional Affiliations

§     Member of AICPA – Forensic & Valuation Services

§     Member of the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts

§     Member of the China Appraisal Society’s Valuation for Financial Reporting Committee

§     Registered Business Valuer (RBV) of the Hong Kong Business Valuation Forum