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Players Tribune: The Business of Gaming by Rick Fox

By Rick Fox, The Players Tribune, February 20, 2017   A couple of years ago, I saw something that left a big impression on me.   Well, I didn’t see it so much as I felt it.   I was standing in a packed Madison Square Garden and I could feel the entire arena shaking. […]

By Amit Raizada

February 20, 2017

Amit Raizada Reviews Some of the Largest Mergers and Acquisitions in History

November 13, 2015 | Amit Raizada is an expert on mergers and acquisitions. Through his company, Spectrum Business Venture, he has been at the forefront of some of the largest mergers and acquisitions ever on the planet. After recently completing another multimillion dollar deals, he felt it was time to take a look at what […]

By Amit Raizada

December 20, 2015

Former Yahoo! Executive Joins Spectrum Business Ventures, Inc. to Lead West Coast Operations

Spectrum Business Ventures, Inc. today announced the hiring of Ravi Srivastava as Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Srivastava’s deep experience in M&A evaluation and integration – specifically within the technology sector – represents a key strategic hire for the growing private investment firm as it seeks high-growth opportunities. Mr. Srivastava, whose previous roles at […]

By Amit Raizada

December 17, 2015

Card Compliant Names Jeff Johnson Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Card Compliant, a technology provider based in Kansas City, is a compliance specialty company serving the prepaid access and prepaid card industries. They address niche subjects, providing technology-supported solutions to the regulatory, legal and accounting challenges encountered in card programs.   Card Compliant today announced the hiring of Jeff Johnson as Chief Sales and Marketing […]

By Amit Raizada

December 12, 2015

Card Compliant Names Becky S. Shulman CFO and COO

Card Compliant today announced the hiring of Becky Shulman as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Shulman will lead Card Compliant’s finance, accounting, operations and investor relations initiatives.   Ms. Shulman returns to Kansas City after recently serving as Managing Director and Deputy Chief Financial Officer for LPL Financial, the country’s largest independent broker-dealer. […]

By Amit Raizada

December 8, 2015

Spectrum Business Ventures Announces Acquisition of North Dakota-based Energy and Mineral Exploration Company

Amit Raizada, CEO of Spectrum Business Ventures today announced the purchase of North Dakota Resource Exploration (NDRE). NDRE acquires and aggregates land from government auctions and other land and rights-owners in North Dakota.   The company’s team of expert geologists have more than 30 years experience specializing in mineral land leases in North Dakota and […]

By Amit Raizada

December 6, 2015

Spectrum Business Ventures Announces Acquisition of SelectQuote Insurance

SelectQuote is a leading direct-to-consumer term life insurance broker providing consumers with comparison shopping across the insurance industry. SelectQuote writes more than 70,000 term life policies each year.   SBV’s CEO, Amit Raizada, invested alongside Haakon Capital, the family investment vehicle of the Grant family whose prior successes include leading LabOne from a market capitalization […]

By Amit Raizada

November 25, 2015

Kansas Company Closes on Idle Mead Ethanol Plant

Spectrum Business Ventures Inc. of Kansas City, Mo., and affiliates said they have closed on the purchase of assets from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of E3 BioFuels — Mead and intend to reopen the innovative but star-crossed ethanol plant next year.   The plant was the first to use cow manure from a nearby feedlot, […]

By Amit Raizada

November 20, 2015

iLight Technologies offers buy American compliant LED lighting products

iLight Technologies, Inc. is a pioneer and leader in innovative LED illumination solutions that transform, excite, and energize corporate identities and architectural environments worldwide. LEDs are the fastest growing segment of the light industry today, and in five to ten years promise to bring the lighting world various new options to replace older and less […]

By Amit Raizada

November 13, 2015

Local Group Makes Strategic Investment in StoreFinancial

A Kansas City-based private investor group is acquiring a material equity stake in StoreFinancial, reports Jeffrey Brown, CEO. The local group consists of Dan Henry (NetSpend CEO), Mark O’Connell, Mariner Holdings, OpenAir Equity Partners, Larry Maddox, and Jim Jerome (former NetSpend EVP). StoreFinancial is a local technology/transaction processing firm headquartered in Overland Park, KS.   […]

By Amit Raizada

February 20, 2015

Dell Virtual Reward Card Named Winner in Best Prepaid & Payments Innovation

StoreFinancial is proud to announce that the Dell Advantage ePromotional card was awarded for “Best Prepaid & Payments Innovation” at the 3rd Annual PX Prepaid & Payments Awards on May 29, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. StoreFinancial is the co-program manager and payment processor, and Peoples Trust Company is the sponsoring financial institution for the card […]

By Amit Raizada

May 29, 2014