Insight in Indian Country Podcast
Mergers and acquisitions are known to have a high probability of failure. Are they worth the risk?
This episode, REDW Principal and National Tribal Practice Leader Wes Benally is discussing three primary reasons why prospective mergers or acquisitions fail with in-house valuation expert Braden McClintock, REDW Valuation & Related Financial Services Manager. From overpaying to overestimating and the post-merger integration process, Braden is laying out how to prevent buyer’s remorse in M&A transactions with financial due diligence. Tune in to gain the expert perspective and learn how to make more informed decisions when the risk is high.
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REDW LLC is proud to bring you the Insight in Indian Country Podcast, covering important advisory, accounting, and finance topics that impact Tribal Nations and business affairs. Thanks for listening!
Meet Your Hosts
Wesley Ryan Benally, CPA
REDW Principal and National Tribal Practice Leader
As the leader of REDW’s National Tribal Practice, Wes is committed to improving financial literacy throughout Indian Country and hosts the Insight in Indian Country Podcast. He oversees audits of a wide range for Native American communities, state and local government agencies, and non-profits, nationwide, is a member of the Arizona State Board of Accountancy’s Peer Review Oversight Advisory Committee and serves as an instructor with Arizona State University’s American Indian Policy Institute. In addition, as a Board member for a tribal gaming entity that operates in two states, Wes keeps up with regulatory issues important to tribal gaming operations. Wes is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.
Braden McClintock, CPA, CVA
REDW Valuation and Related Financial Services Manager
With a comprehensive understanding of accounting, tax, finance, and valuation, Braden is skilled at conducting thorough research, performing data analysis and financial modeling, and presenting well-substantiated reports to clients in such matters as transaction advisory, shareholder disputes, economic damages, exit planning, and marital dissolution. He’s focused his experience in public accounting on providing business valuations for mergers and acquisitions, estate and gift tax, and financial litigation. Braden is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Illinois CPA Society, as well as the National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts (NACVA).
Compensation Studies—Your Key to Hiring & Retaining Top Talent.
It’s important to attract—and retain—the best employees to ensure the long-term success and sustainability of your tribal organization. And given an exceptionally competitive labor market and the usual budget constraints, this means basing your employee compensation and benefits programs on relevant and reliable data.
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