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Incorporate the combined attributes of debt and equity given a cost of capital model. The concept of after-tax weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is a foundation when assessing cost of capital and investment options. The assessment will present the opportunity to assess a financing transaction and build upon your understanding of this cost of capital concept and demonstrate your ability to calculate the after-tax WACC. Read the scenario and address the checklist items below. Scenario: You are an angel investor who has been approached by an entrepreneur to assess an investment opportunity. An entrepreneur asks for $100,000 to purchase a diagnostic machine for a healthcare facility. The entrepreneur hopes to maintain as much equity in the company as possible, yet as the angel investor, you require the transaction to be financed with 60% debt and 40% equity. As the angel investor, you assign a cost of equity of 16% and a cost of debt at 9%. Based on Year 1 sales projections, the entrepreneur assures you a return on investment (ROI) of 9%; conceptually this will cover the first year’s pretax cost of debt and allow for planned equity growth and a refinancing model for Year 2. You will use an after tax weighted average cost of capital (AT- WACC) model which includes the after-tax cost of debt and proportionate costs of debt versus equity. A 35% marginal tax rate is applied. Address the following checklist items: ? Explain the tax benefits of debt financing. ? Calculate the AT-WACC with a 60% debt and 40% equity financing structure. ? Apply the calculated AT-WACC to explain why this is or is not a viable investment for you as the angel investor. ? Explain a financial restructuring AT-WACC (given changes to proportions of % debt versus % equity financing) that would create a positive ROI. ? Explain why you as the angel investor would require more or less debt versus equity financing. Be sure to note the role of the Unified Commercial Code-1 (UCC-1) document in this transaction and the order of claim on assets in times of a bankruptcy. ? Include a strong thesis statement, introduction, and conclusion. The main points of the response should be developed and explained clearly with appropriate financial and accounting terminology. Minimum Submission Requirements ? Your paper must be in a minimum 2-page APA formatted Microsoft® Word® document, be in APA format, and include a title page and reference page. ? Your paper must include correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. ? Your paper must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, grammar, and mechanics.