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4825 Radford Ave., Suite 102
Richmond, Virginia 23230 (View Map)
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 50 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.
Gavin Raphael (804) 355-2458
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.
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
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.
Mr. Raphael possesses a bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont as well as an MBA from The Wharton School. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Richmond.
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale a successful multi-unit quick serve restaurant (QSR) franchise for sale. The stores are located in prominent sites throughout Richmond. The majority owners of the business live out of state, paving the way for a committed full-time onsite owner. Each store has a manager in place and a team of part-time and full-time employees. More info
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 Licenses to provide heating & air conditioning, plumbing, electrical and well services and is certified to work with gas systems as well. They are considered the region's “One Stop Supplier” for all services noted and provide 24 hour, 7 day a week coverage for the surrounding counties. They are the company that is called when fast, reliable and quality service is required. They also carry an extensive inventory to ensure quick response when repairs or More info
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, motors, trailers and PWC’s and are the premier dock and lift installation and service company in the area they serve. They have demonstrated sustained revenue growth and increasing profitability, are strategically located to serve their market and are positioned to expand with additional brands and types of recreational vehicles. More info
Locally owned and operated upscale c-store offering food and fuel service in a friendly atmosphere.3,500 sq. ft. building in excellent location and with limited competition. Real estate is assessed for $720,000 and seller will convey real estate with sale for the current value of outstanding laons (i.e. $600,000). Monthly payments of $4,600 to private lender. Inside Sales - $50,000 per monthFuel (gallons) - 50,000 per month More info
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale an excavating company in Central Virginia. This organization operates in the Excavation and Grading, Building Construction business / industry within the Construction - Special Trade Contractors sector. Work includes erosion control, clearing, earth work, storm sewers, etc. It is anticipated that the staff will remain with the business after closing. The staff is highly skilled and the foremen average over ten years with the company. The company does zero advertising. The firm would benefit from the hiring of a sales professional in order to generate new customers and bid on additional More info
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 established nearly 20 years ago. The restaurant does very little advertising. The majority of the business comes from word of mouth. The restaurant accepts reservations and is open daily. Catering is available upon request. It also offers takeout and pick-up dining options.It is anticipated that the restaurant staff will remain with the business after closing. SBA financing possible for a qualified buyer. More info
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 annually. This is the most successful store in the franchise’s system. The business is run largely self-sufficiently with the manager and a new owner could either run the store or opt to continue the current ownership model. The store is located in a popular shopping center. More info
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale a long-established rural country store. It is located close to both Staunton and Harrisonburg. The store has been in operation for over 50 years. This store sells prepared foods, snacks, beer, other beverages, deli meats and cheeses, etc. Gasoline sales are approximately 10,000 gallons each month. The retail area of the store is approximately 3,000 square feet. Included in the sale is the business goodwill, the real estate as well as the store fixtures and equipment. More info
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for acquisition a very profitable sign company. It is a modern sign shop equipped with everything needed to operate a successful business. Revenues and profits have both been trending upwards in recent years. The company has a solid reputation in its market with very little competition. No experience required.The store has a large established clientele base and lots of repeat business. Knowledgeable and competent employees: design/production and customer service. All inventory and equipment is included and is in excellent condition. Bank financing should be available for the purchase of this business with More info
This accounting practice serves business owners and industry organizations throughout Virginia. The firm has multiple revenue streams including bookkeeping, general accounting, payroll, and fractional CFO services. It does no tax work so would be a great acquisition for a firm that has a tax-oriented book of business. There are approximately forty clients that generate an average of over $10,000 annually per client. 80% of clients have been with the firm for four years or longer. The firm is efficiently staffed. The owner will assist in the transition of its clients to the buyer for a mutually agreeable time. The company does little to no More info
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 quality and service in Richmond. Lots of upside for new owner as business does little to no advertising or marketing and has no social media presence. More info
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale a successful ice cream store in Richmond, Virginia. The business is located in a shopping center. It is absentee owned and would benefit from a committed, onsite owner. The store offers a unique product and has a strong social media presence. More info
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 community and a strong and committed staff. SBA financing for qualified buyer. More info
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale a commercial architectural millwork firm with a 30-year track record. The company has a very strong reputation in the industry and has grown its revenues and profits over the last several years. It employs a dedicated, experienced workforce and has a marquee client list of prime contractors.The firm specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of casework and architectural millwork. It produces wood or laminate finished product, in addition to countertops, cabinetry, casework, molding and decorative paneling. The company has designed and built custom casework and milled products for installation in commercial office spaces, healthcare More info
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 projects. Revenues and profits have grown in each of the last three years. The business employs a highly competent and loyal workforce with many years of experience. The real estate may also be purchased and is currently assessed at roughly $1 million. Bank financing with attractive terms should be available for the purchase of this business. More info
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 sugar added flavor. There are also over 60 toppings on the toppings bar which range from fresh cut fruit to nuts, candy and cereal. Equipment included in price! More info
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale an industrial medical practice specializing in workmen’s comp cases and medical services required by employers. This was the first and is still the only dedicated medical workmen’s comp facility in the Greater Richmond area. Long established, successful private practice for over 20 years. Excellent reputation and stable referral sources throughout the area. The practice provides comprehensive examinations, office services and laboratory procedures. Seller is willing to continue working during a transition period.Financing possible for a qualified buyer. No evening hours or Medicare. More info
Locally owned and operated C-Store offering lottery in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Great location. Real estate is also available for purchase.Inside Sales - $65,000 per monthLottery Sales - $ 35,000 per monthATM Profits - $850 per monthMultiple other C-Store locations for sale ranging in price from $125,000 to over $4 million. Some C-stores for sale include fuel and others do not. Real estate is also available for sale on several of these listings. More info
Convenience store selling ice cream, donuts, subs, etc. The store will have ABC License before end of July. There is inside seating for 15 people as well as outside seating available.Hours of Operation:Monday - Friday 5am - 10pmSaturday - 8am - 11pmSunday - 9am - 6pmInside Sales - $250,000 yearLottery Sales - $120,000 year More info
The store is located close to Charlottesville, Virginia. It includes fiber glass pumps, land and buildings and no fuel contract. House is currently rented for $500 monthly.Property includes a freestanding building- operational country store/convenience store with gas pumps and tanks in place. Store includes large walk-in cooler with new compressor, shelving for merchandise, move in ready for c-store operator.The store is situated on 0.363 acres and the rental home on 0.493 acres. The residential home is currently leased month-to-month for $500/mo providing supplemental income.The property is located on a prime corner lot with direct frontage and access from both roads. Located just minutes More info
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.
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