Truman State University is a public liberal arts and sciences university located in Missouri, United States. It is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. It is located in Kirksville, in the northeastern portion of Missouri. The University is named after President Harry Truman, the only president born in Missouri. Until 1996, the school was known as Northeast Missouri State University, but the Board of Trustees voted to change the school's name to better reflect its statewide mission. In the 2012 U.S. News & World Report College Rankings, Truman again placed eighth in the Midwest among regional universities, the highest ranking in this category for a school in Missouri .
The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is the U.S. government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and, in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. Because OPIC works with the private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets, catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds.
Advantage Capital focuses on investments in companies that develop or apply innovative technologies or approaches to products, systems and services. They typically invest in the communications, information technology, life science business services, manufacturing and and energy sectors. The firm may consider opportunities in other areas if their investment criteria are met.Advantage Capital invests in companies at all stages of development: early, expansion and later stage,except seed round financings. The firm looks for companies with a highly qualified and entrepreneurial management team, a proprietary technology or unique product or concept, an ability to achieve significant growth quickly through market penetration or market expansion, the ability to produce an exceptional return on invested capital and prospects for investment liquidity within a determinable period of time. Initial investments typically range from $500,000 to $10 million. Larger investments are usually are staged over time based on pre-set milestones or subsequent financing events. Smaller investments may be made depending on the stage of the investment. They prefer to co-invest with other experienced investment firms. The firm provides both growth equity and mezzanine debt capital to companies through various structures. Their investments are typically structured as preferred equity securities and current or deferred pay debt instruments, which are either convertible or issued with warrants.
Bryan Cave LLP provides legal services. Bryan Cave is a business and litigation firm with a diverse client base, including businesses, financial institutions and not-for-profit organizations, government entities and individual clients. It was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.
The Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation advances the mission of (cont'd to Sch. O) higher education by providing scholarships and grants that support healthy living environments and programs focused on the academic and moral development of undergraduate men.