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The Raivax Group is a boutique M&A firm composed of highly experienced and dedicated professionals. Our team members are holders of MBA degrees, as well as the highest accreditations in the industry, including the prestigious Mergers and Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI), Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), and Certified Mergers and Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) designations.

The Raivax Group is a proud member of the International Business Brokers Association, M&A Source, and The Alliance of M&A Advisors.  Our experienced professionals work only with experts in their field, such as Certified Public Accountants, Certified Consultants, Real Estate Brokers, and Business Transaction Attorneys.

With a wealth of experience in closing deals across a wide array of industries, we know the art of creating, executing, restructuring, and closing a deal on behalf of both the acquirer and the seller.

We strive to utilize our unique level of experience and our deep understanding of the needs of management teams, business owners, and acquirers to deliver superior customer service and a highly effective solution-oriented approach.

Our team has been the recipient of numerous industry accolades and awards, including the prestigious IBBA Deal Maker, Chairman Circle, and Outstanding Producer Awards, which are given to members of the IBBA who have demonstrated the highest standards of skill and excellence within the industry. 

 

Faraaz Ali
Founder
Raaz brings to our group a mastery in M&A negotiations, deal structuring and holds the the following prestigious and recognized industry accreditations:
Certified Business Intermediary (CBI),
Mergers and Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI), and
Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA).
Interests:
Hiking, Mentoring, Soccer, Bucket List Traveling, Espresso & Coffee Connoisseur
Education:
George Washington University, BA Finance
John Hopkins University, MBA Finance
Shaz Ali
Director of Operations
Shaz brings to our group expert strategic development and applies growth strategy and oversight for all levels in our Advisory.
Interests:
Life-coaching, Self-Development, Reading, Cooking and Travel
Education:
George Mason University, BS Health Systems Management
Dan Bernstein
M&A Advisor
Dan brings to our group client-centric M&A expertise, methodical deal structuring and analysis.  Alongside advisory services, Dan is a licensed commercial realtor and expert in intellectual property.
Interests: 
Golf, Softball, Tennis, Camping, Woodworking, Fabrication, Reef-keeping and Gourmet cooking
Education:
Ohio State University, BS Mechanical Engineering
Christopher Reynolds
M&A Advisor
Christopher brings to our group over three decades of investment banking wisdom.  His holistic understanding of M&A delivers sound advisory to our clients while navigating complex transactions.  Chris is an industry expert in buy-side M&A and financing acquisitions through leverage buyouts (LBO).
Interests: 
History, Reading, Theatre, Classic Films, Travel, Mentoring, Hiking and Swimming
Education:
London Business School, Corporate Finance
James Nelson
M&A Advisor
James brings to our group expert sell side M&A, precision and order.  In his off time, he sits on the advisory board for a leading anti-bullying nonprofit organization.
Interests: 
Mentoring, Tutoring and Travel
Education: 
La Salle University, BS Managerial Finance
Mark Shortz
M&A Advisor
Mark brings to our group unparalleled advocacy for his clients, his fluid approach and financial expertise is instrumental to result-driven M&A.  Alongside Advisory Services, Mark is an accomplished Finance Professional and holds the Series 7 and Series 66 Securities license.
Interests: 
Sailing, Snowboarding and traveling to tropical locations.  Mark is both an accomplished sailor and racing coach.
Education:
University of Maryland College Park, BS Economics
Sean Crawford
In House Legal Counsel
Sean brings to our group subject matter expertise as it relates to corporate and transactional law through every phase of the M&A process.
Interests:
Swimming, Chess, Marathon Running
Education:
Harvard Law School Graduate, J.D.
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