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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$179,000
Not Disclosed, VA
$179,000
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale an auto repair business in the Fredericksburg area. This full- service automotive repair and service station has built a solid reputation in the community …
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $360,000
Owner Financing Available
$300,000
Richmond, VA
$300,000
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale an events industry firm located in Richmond, Virginia. It has strong revenues, reputation and does little advertising. It operates across the state of Virg…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $2,200,000
Owner Financing Available
$885,000
Not Disclosed, VA
$885,000
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale a well-established private childcare business in the Richmond area. Real estate is included in the purchase price. The business has strong ties to the com…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $630,000
Owner Financing Available
$110,000
Richmond, VA
$110,000
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer a full-service bridal shop for sale in Richmond, Virginia. The bridal salon focuses on providing clients with a unique customer service experience. It also offers a…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue Not Disclosed
Owner Financing Available
$349,000
Richmond, VA
$349,000
This popular store carries at least one dozen ice cream flavors to suit the needs of all of its customers. There are also many toppings from which to choose. The store also serves gelato, sorbet and d…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $375,000
$99,000
Richmond, VA
$99,000
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 $275,000
Owner Financing Available
$850,000
Not Disclosed, VA
$850,000
Highly profitable Virginia Boat and PWC (Personal Water Craft) dealer who also installs and services boat lifts and docks and has been prequalified for an SBA loan. They carry popular brand name boats…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $3,300,000
Owner Financing Available
$495,000
Not Disclosed, VA
$495,000
Highly Motivated Seller! This profitable plumbing, heating and air conditioning business has served their area for 28 years. They are a full service organization, with the owner holding Master’s Licen…
Cash Flow Not Disclosed
Revenue $550,000
Owner Financing Available
$7,200,000
Not Disclosed, VA
$7,200,000
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
$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
$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

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