Mid Market Business M&A, Finance, Commercial Real Estate Sales and acquisitions, Private-to-Public transitions
Advisory for non-ordinary course of business engagements.
President of First Boca Associates, Inc. Investment banking transactions with clients and participants ranging from privately held to NYSE. M&A transaction closings facilitated for FBA clients exceed $150 million during the past year.
Mr. Weinberg serves as a business advisor specializing in initiating mid-market M&A transactions and advising growth companies with market leading or disruptive technologies. Additional activities include commercial real estate sales and financial Industry transactions. First Boca Associates, Inc. has been established for over 20 years as a national award winning advisory firm with a flawless regulatory record.
Advisor and major stockholder: Enviro Voraxial Technologies, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, a manufacturer of an ultra-efficient, turbo-separator, capable of fluid and fluid/solid separation efficiencies, far beyond the capabilities of any competitive device.
Advisor and investor in LEDs America, Inc. a Florida based manufacturer of advanced technology, energy efficient LED replacement lighting.
Entrepreneur: Founder or principal owner of innovative businesses including:
Manufacturing: electric valves, medical devices, radiant heat, electronics
Distribution: lighting, electrical equipment, HVAC, automation electronics
Retail: Apple computer store with training and repair facilities;
Service: co-owner of largest private satellite cable company in New England
Real Estate Owned or Developed: office buildings, distribution
facilities, shopping centers, land, retail, residential development,
Board of Governors of the University of Hartford Construction Institute. Founding investor in the Florida Real Estate Journal.
Chairman of Manchester CT Downtown Development Board.
Energy Conservation: As a national leader and pioneer in the marketing and
distribution of energy efficient lighting, Mr. Weinberg served on
the national advisory board of North American Philips’s electronic
ballast division and advised and executed state utility level programs.
Marketing: A founder and Vice Chairman of Crossfire Network, Inc. a marketing advisory firm, formed with Richard Haggart, former president of Rubbermaid Sales Division, and James A. Walgreen, Jr. former Walgreen executive, that provided clients with marketing access to prominent names in retail mass marketing. Owner, Chairman and CEO of national award winning electrical distribution company achieving First Place for Comprehensive Marketing Programs and Best Industry Catalog in the USA (more details below).
Prior to 1994
Chairman and owner of State Street Technologies, a management company (family office) for his business and real estate holdings, including a national award winning electrical distributor. As a marketing innovator Mr. Weinberg’s firm placed first nationally in major industry publications for “Comprehensive Marketing Programs” along with several first place national awards for best catalog. As CEO of an industry leading innovator, Mr. Weinberg was honored as one of the 12 “Top Business Strategists and Planners” by vote of the major electrical equipment manufacturers. As the owner of one of America’s most advanced electrical distributors and the largest solely owned business in central Connecticut, KPMG Peat Marwick selected Mr. Weinberg for its “Close-up on Success” Entrepreneur’s Round Table.
As a Founder and Chairman of the Board of Precision Dynamics, Inc., a manufacturer of fluid control products, Mr. Weinberg initiated and negotiated a sale of the company to Brunswick (NYSE), after only six years of exceptionally profitable growth,
As an electrical engineer at Skinner Valve (now Honeywell): Designed solenoid valves and lead R&D on linear induction motors. Mr. Weinberg invented a totally new class of ultra-efficient, pulse-operated, bi-stable, latching, electromagnetic actuators with basic patents issued worldwide. A valve, incorporating this technology and requiring only a momentary electrical pulse to operate, was the subject of a color cover and multi page article in “Design News” magazine.
As the first electrical engineer a Gerber Scientific Instrument: Designed graphical data analysis and transport equipment for space launch graphical data analysis and Soviet nuclear detonation detection.
Education & Affiliations
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, BS in Electrical Engineering
RE/ M&A brokerage license: Florida, Georgia, Colorado (Pending) and Texas Securities Commission M&A license
FBA/Robert Weinberg Industry Awards
2015 Most Outstanding M&A Specialist for Mid-Market Businesses (USA) – Corporate Livewire
2015 Corporate Adviser of the Year (USA) – Al Global Media
2015 Leading Adviser (USA) – Acquisitions International, Global Advisory Publication
2015 M&A Advisory Firm of the year (USA) – Business Worldwide Corporate Excellence Awards
2015 Best for Consulting Services (Florida) – Acquisitions International Magazine
2015 Best in Investment Banking (Florida) – Corporate America
2014 Oil & Gas Focused Merchant Banking Services of the Year (USA)
2013 Middle Market Oil & Gas Advisory Firm of the Year (Florida)