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    Southern Alliance Company needs to raise $30 million to start a new project and will raise the money by selling new bonds. The company will generate no internal equity for the foreseeable future. The company has a target capital structure of 60 percent common stack, 10 percent preferred stock, and 30 percent debt. Flotation costs for issuing new common stack are 10 percent, for new preferred stock, 7 percent, and for new debt, 4 percent. What is the true initial cost figure Southern should use when evaluating its project?

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    First step is to calculate the weighted average flotation cost
    Weighted average flotation ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution explains how to calculate the flotation costs relating to raising capital.