The equity versus debt decision relies on a large number of factors such as the existing capital structure of the business, the current economic state and the business life cycle stage (CFI,2019). And the best capital structure for a business is the capital structure that minimizes the business’s WACC. To be more specific, the cost of equity is higher compared to the cost of debt since the investors take more risk when purchasing a company’s stock compared to purchasing a company’s bond. Thus, financing purely with equity will lead to high WACC. In that case which one do you think will be more efficient in maximizing the firm value?

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The equity versus debt decision relies on a large number of factors such as the existing capital structure of the business, the current economic state and the business life cycle stage (CFI,2019). And the best capital structure for a business is the capital structure that minimizes the business’s WACC. To be more specific, the cost of equity is higher compared to the cost of debt since the investors take more risk when purchasing a company’s stock compared to purchasing a company’s bond. Thus, financing purely with equity will lead to high WACC. In that case which one do you think will be more efficient in maximizing the firm value? 

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