The Bostitch Co. has just gone public. Under a firm commitment agreement, Bostitch received $32 for each of the 4.1 million shares sold. The initial offering price was $34.40 per share, and the stock rose to $41 per share in the first few minutes of trading. Bostitch paid $905,000 in legal and other direct costs and $250,000 in indirect costs.
What was the floatation cost as a percentage of funds raised?