Multinational Capital Structure and Optimal Capital Structure
From the case study and your knowledge of both the cost of capital and capital structure for MNCs, predict the likely outcome of a Blades expansion into Thailand. Determine whether Blades’ cost of capital will be higher or lower than it would be for a manufacturer operating solely in the U.S. Provide a rationale for your response.
•From the case study and the readings, predict the major effects of an expansion of Blades into Thailand on the required rate of return for the company. Suggest whether or not Blades should use the new required rate of return, which entails using the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) when discounting the cash flows from the Thai subsidiary to determine the net present value (NPV) of a project there. Provide a rationale for your response.