Connecting Buyers and Sellers of Businesses for Over 50 Years

Phone: (804) 355-2458

Light & Raphael, formerly known as Light-VanAusdall, was founded in 1966. It has offices in both Richmond, Virginia and Virginia Beach. Light & Raphael is a business brokerage firm specializing in acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, financing and also formal valuations for a select number of closely held private companies. Our mission is to provide outstanding business brokerage services to potential buyers and sellers of successful privately held businesses.

Light & Raphael has over 50 years of experience in business brokerage, including 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.

We invite you to explore our website and, when you are ready to purchase or sell a business, please contact us so that we may work together to help you reach your business goals.

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2018 Small Business M&A Review

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