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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.
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
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
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
This is a unique opportunity to own a landmark restaurant in historic Richmond, Virginia. Located in one of Richmond's trendiest historic districts, this restaurant has served customers for over 50 years. Offering only 2 daily meals, this restaurant has grown sales year after year, and is perfectly positioned to ride the wave of commercial and residential development in the area. With a simple but satisfying menu, low overhead, and established customer base, this is truly a turnkey opportunity for the aspiring restaurateur. More info
The Company is a well known commercial cleaning company in its territory. In addition to standard cleaning services, the Company also provides specialty services such as stripping/sealing hard floors, carpet cleaning, post-construction clean-up and window washing. Company revenues and profits are very stable. The Company services a well-balanced mix of facility types and virtually all of their customers are owner-occupied properties. In recent years, they have made significant inroads into the medical/healthcare sector where service quality is often a higher priority over pricing. The staff that the Company has assembled is one of strength More info
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer a restaurant group for sale in the Richmond area. The restaurant offers traditional American fare. 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. They also offer takeout and pick-up dining options.This is a highly profitable business with processes and procedures in place for a business-minded buyer. The current owner works roughly 20 hours per week on payroll, bill paying, vendor management, etc. Excellent opportunity to earn a substantial living while working 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!The Chesterfield County-based frozen yogurt chain, has been ranked No. 1 among the 25 Best Frozen Yogurt Shops Across the United States by The Daily Meal. The ranking took into consideration shop atmosphere as well as product ingredients, variety and quality.“sweetFrog has the whole package: More info
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 selection of unique jewelry, headpieces, veils, and more. Over $130,000 worth of inventory Included in the sale! It is anticipated that the staff will remain with the business after closing. SBA financing possible for a qualified buyer. Sellers will provide support and training following the sale. More info
This accounting practice has been serving business owners and individuals throughout Virginia for over 20 years. The firm has multiple revenue streams including primarily tax work, bookkeeping, accounting and payroll. The firm is efficiently staffed and has several experienced professionals. More info
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale a successful refrigeration company in Central Virginia. The company sells refrigeration equipment and provides routine maintenance work. The company does very little advertising and would benefit from a marketing plan as well as the creation of an active social media site. New clients are generally referrals from existing clients. More info
Superb family restaurant for sale. Excellent reputation statewide. American cuisine with appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Full-service bar seats 75 with seven large screen TVs. Banquet room seats 80. Ample parking. Open seven days per week. 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
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
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 for sale a successful ice cream store in Richmond, Virginia. The store offers a number of signature and seasonal flavors and has a strong local following. The store has a very strong social media presence and has been featured in a number of publications. More info
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer a commercial flooring company for sale in Central Virginia. It is an established business with strong positive cash flow. High margin, very profitable business. The company weathered the 2008 recession well and never had to make any layoffs. Fully trained operations and sales team are in place. The company has established client relationships and does no marketing. SBA financing possible for a qualified buyer. Seller will provide support and training following the sale. More info
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer a niche manufacturing business for sale in Richmond, Virginia. It is an established business with strong positive cash flow. High margin, very profitable business. Fully trained manufacturing and sales team are in place. The company has established client relationships across the country. Real estate is also offered for sale at $1.5 million. It is anticipated that the employees will remain with the business after the transaction. SBA financing possible for a qualified buyer. More info
Light & Raphael is pleased to offer for sale a well-respected, established scanning and document management company located in Northern Virginia. There is a marquee client list that includes many long-time corporate customers including banks, credit unions, community colleges and universities, municipalities, associations and property management companies. All the customer base is ripe for cross-selling aftermarket products and services and the company enjoys a strong reputation with customers.The business has averaged $2.5 million in annual revenues the past four years, with average gross profits of $1.1 million driven by recurring maintenance contracts and hardware and software sales. 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
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 drinks. The business has an excellent reputation in town for superior ice cream as well as a loyal following and is located in the heart of Richmond, VA.If you’re looking for an opportunity to own a business that puts smiles on people’s faces, serves phenomenally popular products, and values the importance of having fun, giving back and getting involved in the community, then this is a great opportunity for a turn- key business! Equipment included in price 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
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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