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A Corp. has no debt but can borrow at 8 %. The firm's WACC is currently 12% and has tax rate of 35%.

a. What is the cost of equity?

b. If the Corp. converts to 25 % debt,what will cost of equity be? 50 %?

c. What is shadow's WACC for part b: 25 % and 50 %.

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WACC is the weighted average cost of capital whereby the target proportions of debt and equity along with the component costs of capital are used to calculate. The equation can be summarized as follows: -

WACC = WdKd(1 - T) + WcKs where Wd is the weight of debt
Kd is the cost of ...

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This solution is comprised of a detailed explanation to calculate what is the cost of equity, if the Corp. converts to 25 % debt, what will cost of equity be? 50 %?, and what is shadow's WACC for part b: 25 % and 50 %.

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