Gavin Raphael

Light & Raphael

4825 Radford Avenue, Suite 102

Richmond, VA 23230


804-339-8313

Company Overview

Light & Raphael, formerly known as Light-VanAusdall, was founded in 1966. Light & Raphael is a business brokerage firm specializing in acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, financing and formal valuations for a select number of closely held private companies. The Principals of Light & Raphael have over 45 years of experience buying, selling and owning companies of various sizes. Our firm has completed several hundred transactions over that time frame. In addition to Virginia, transactions have been consummated in multiple states along the East Coast. Transactions have ranged from various types of retail service establishments to those in manufacturing and heavy industry.

Services Offered

Business Brokerage: Selling a business is time-consuming and for many, an emotional venture. While there are many options for business owners who want to cash out, the best way depends on the nature and health of the business and the owner’s intentions to stay with the company for a sufficient period of time or move on following a transition period. Understanding all of the options, and getting good advice from experienced business professionals, can make it easier to pursue the route that’s best for all involved. Our personal hands-on involvement and well-trained staff with extensive expertise in merger and acquisition activities will provide the following services, including: Assistance with valuation of business to determine price Strategic planning to develop a business transition plan Preparation of an offering memorandum Access to database of qualified buyers Assistance in negotiation of the transaction Deal structuring Assist purchaser in obtaining a loan to acquire the business and including working capital funds. You and Light & Raphael working together will create a team to successfully market your business and obtain the highest price possible, while acting with confidentiality and professionalism. The foundation of our success is trust. Our efforts are directed to the service of others, to our clients and the business community in which we operate.

Broker Profile

Mr. Raphael joined Light & Raphael in 2014 as a Principal. Mr. Raphael has 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry, where he worked in mergers and acquisitions, research, strategic planning and financial analysis. During his over 20 years in corporate America, he worked at several companies, including: Wachovia Securities, Philip Morris International and Rohm and Haas Chemical Company. Mr. Raphael possesses a B.S. in business administration from the University of Vermont and an MBA in finance and strategy from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also actively involved in the community, having served as Board President for the Sabot at Stony Point School. Mr. Raphael has also coached boys and girls teams in the local recreational league and has raised funds for Anthem Lemonaid in support of kids with cancer. Married and the father of three, he enjoys tennis, traveling and following the Boston Red Sox.

Areas Served

Virginia - Richmond & Surrounding Areas.

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franchise-clothing-store-virginia
$795,000
Not Disclosed, VA
$795,000
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale a well-respected and growing women’s clothing franchise store in Tidewater, Virginia. The store has a loyal following and continues to grow its sales annua…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $1,050,000
Owner Financing Available
optical-shop-richmond-virginia
$150,000
Richmond, VA
$150,000
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale a well-respected optical shop in Richmond, Virginia. The store sells both eyewear and contacts. The company has a long history of providing superior qualit…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $225,000
Owner Financing Available
commercial-landscaping-franchise-near-richmond-virginia
$375,000
Not Disclosed, VA
$375,000
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale a commercial landscaping firm in the Greater Richmond area. The company landscaping, snow removal and irrigation across Central Virginia. The firm has very…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $1,300,000
Owner Financing Available
restaurant-richmond-virginia
$399,000
Not Disclosed, VA
$399,000
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer a restaurant for sale in the Richmond area. The restaurant offers traditional American fare. The business has been family-owned and operated since it was establishe…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $1,100,000
Owner Financing Available
sweetfrog-yogurt-store-pennsylvania
$79,000
Not Disclosed, PA
$79,000
The store carries approximately 14 premium yogurt flavors to suit the needs of all of its customers. The store carries a variety of flavors which always include at least 1 non-dairy flavor and 1 no su…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $250,000
Owner Financing Available
sweetfrog-yogurt-store-christiansburg-virginia
$29,000
Christiansburg, VA
$29,000
The store carries approximately 14 premium yogurt flavors to suit the needs of all of its customers. The store carries a variety of flavors which always include at least 1 non-dairy flavor and 1 no su…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $250,000
Owner Financing Available
baked-snack-food-franchises-richmond-virginia
$285,000
Not Disclosed, VA
$285,000
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale a successful pretzel franchise in Central Virginia. The business is located in a shopping mall. The store has enjoyed very stable sales throughout its hist…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $500,000
Owner Financing Available
occupational-medical-practice-greater-richmo-colonial-heights-virginia
$395,000
Colonial Heights, VA
$395,000
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale an industrial medical practice specializing in workmen’s comp cases and medical services required by employers. Company is called: Virginia Industrial Medi…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $750,000
Owner Financing Available
commercial-janitorial-eastern-virginia
$415,000
Not Disclosed, VA
$415,000
This prominent Virginia based company provides janitorial services to commercial office buildings that are typically administered by owners or third-party managers utilizing a progressive cleaning sys…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $950,000
Owner Financing Available
window-treatment-virginia
$945,000
Not Disclosed, VA
$945,000
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer a window shade for sale in Virginia. Established business with very strong positive cash flow. High margin, very profitable business. Blinds, drapes, shutters, shad…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $1,600,000
Owner Financing Available
excavating-contractor-virginia
$8,200,000
Not Disclosed, VA
$8,200,000
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale an excavating company with real estate in Central Virginia. This organization operates in the Excavation and Grading, Building Construction business / indu…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $10,000,000
Owner Financing Available
convenience-store-gas-station-charlottesville-virginia
$1,100,000
Charlottesville, VA
$1,100,000
Locally owned and operated upscale c-store offering deli, fuel service and lottery in a warm and friendly atmosphere.2,800 square feet building in excellent location and with limited competition.Insid…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $5,000,000
Owner Financing Available
convenience-store-gas-station-charlottesville-virginia
$4,160,000
Near Charlottesville, VA
$4,160,000
Locally owned and operated upscale Convenience-Store offering deli, fuel service and lottery in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Great location. Sales price includes real estate. Property is appraised …
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $5,000,000
Owner Financing Available
country-store-gas-property-charlottesville-virginia
$1,650,000
Near Charlottesville, VA
$1,650,000
Country Store for sale near Charlottesville, Virginia. It includes gas station with new dispensers, brand new electric sign and computers.
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $2,500,000
Owner Financing Available
dental-practice-with-real-estate-on-eastern-shore-virginia
$150,000
Not Disclosed, VA
$150,000
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale a general dental practice near the eastern shore in Virginia. This is a tremendous opportunity for a younger dentist. The current dentist is not accepting …
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $375,000
Owner Financing Available
commercial-landscaping-firm-richmond-virginia
$995,000
Not Disclosed, VA
$995,000
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale a commercial landscaping firm in the Richmond area. The company provides the design and installation of landscaping projects across Central Virginia. The f…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $2,000,000
Owner Financing Available
commercial-roofing-company-virginia
$1,500,000
Not Disclosed, VA
$1,500,000
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for acquisition a sizable commercial roofer in Virginia. The company installs many different types of roofs, but is particularly well known for high profile project…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $5,000,000
Owner Financing Available

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