“Thank you Gavin, it was certainly a pleasure working with you as well.  You are the most enjoyable broker I’ve ever worked with.”

– Buyer, March, 2022 

“I am delighted to report to you that the sale of my catering company crossed the finish line yesterday afternoon. I wanted to thank you once again for all you did to help me realize a gain I didn’t think was in my cards. You have my eternal gratitude.
If there is anything that I can do for you in the future please feel comfortable to reach out to me. I truly feel that it was your report that enabled me to make this a viable arrangement with consideration given to an excellent reputation I developed over 20 years.”

-Seller, February, 2020

“I have been incredibly busy since I got back from holiday in NYC. I would love to grab a drink with you sometime, and have not forgotten about giving you that contact information. The check for your incredible services was mailed out today.”

– Seller, April, 2018  

“Gavin Raphael is simply the BEST broker in the world. He is very intelligent, organized, and a very caring broker. He responds to inquiries in a moment. I was looking for a hospitality/ retail shop and he helped me get the restaurant without any problems or hassles. If anyone is looking to buy or sell a business , he is the best person in the Richmond area to work with NO DOUBT. He is informative, resourceful, smart (WHARTON SCHOOL ALUM), humorous, CHARISMATIC and to top of all these superb qualities he is a very great communicator who understands the business of negotiation very well. Also, he links people with financial institutions.”

– Suman S, 2016

“Gavin and Wayne were fantastic in helping me sell 4 retail locations, of which 3 were out of state. Gavin gave me a good idea of where to price the locations, and was able to find numerous qualified buyers. We started to talk in mid december 2014 and had closed on all 4 sales by the end of june 2015. they were both great in the follow thru and in getting a good flow of information back and forth. I would highly recommend them, and would absolutely use them again in the future. I feel that they fully earned all of the fees that they charge.”

– Rainer S, 2016

“I have worked with Light & Raphael (formerly Light-VanAusdall) for the past 15 years in various capacities. Selling or buying a business is a life-changing event that should not be trusted to just anyone. The level of expertise and experience that Gavin Raphael and Wayne Light bring to the table is top-notch.
If you are considering buying or selling a business, I highly recommend you consider what Light & Raphael have to offer. Their knowledge of how to appropriately value, market, negotiate and close a business transaction is outstanding and the firm has been in business for nearly a half-century.”

James M, 2016

“I just want to say thank you to Gavin for giving me some great advice on my business. His insights helped me improve my business plan for a smoother succession and increase evaluation. If you are thinking of buying or selling a business, call Light and Raphael.”

– Chris F, 2016

“Thank you for the confidential consultation regarding my exit strategy. Your financial analysis of my business is very helpful. Gavin we will be moving forward with Light & Raphael Spring of 2016. Thanks Again”

– Anonymous, 2016

“Gavin is extremely intelligent and understands the valuation side of business well. He also has great connections in this marketplace which is essential to anyone looking to buy or sell a business.”

– Jeff S, 2015

“As a business attorney I have worked with Wayne Light for many years, and I have worked with Gavin Raphael since he partnered with Wayne to form Light & Raphael. Both Wayne and Gavin provide a high level of service to their clients. They gain an understanding of the businesses they are representing, and then they do a good job of marketing those businesses and assisting with the due diligence, financing and closing process.”

– Andrew L, 2015