About Hilton Head Business Advisors

In today’s economy, more people are looking to buy and sell businesses than ever before. When a company owner needs to sell their business, they can’t just stick a for sale sign in the window. They need the assistance of a business broker to locate and vet potential buyers. On the other side, buyers rely on the broker to help facilitate the process of evaluating likely businesses and franchises for sale. A Transworld Business Advisor is the solution for both scenarios.

Transworld Business Advisors focus on three core concepts: business brokerage, franchise consulting, and franchise development.

Michael Kabiri

Managing Member – Broker In Charge – Certified Business Intermediary

I own/represent Transworld Business Advisors in the South East and Central South Carolina. My family and I call Hilton Head Island our home and we are very much involved in the community. Our business goal is to be community-minded and offer best in class service to our clients. These services include valuation and accurate pricing of a business, an extensive amount of advertising, personal contact with each buyer, referring financing partners and options if the buyer needs it, and managing and staying engaged from the listing of the business to closing the sale. All of this is done with complete confidentiality for our listing clients not to lose employees or customers.

Transworld is the largest Business Brokerage Company worldwide. They have offices throughout the United States as well as offices in South America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. We co-broker our listings to be exposed to all our agents as well as other brokerage companies. We are the only brokerage company that does this because we want our listings to get the most exposure to the maximum number of buyers. This system is very fruitful in the Lowcountry of South Carolina because many buyers want to move here from other parts of the country as well as overseas.

Following is a quick overview of my background:

I graduated College with honors, with Degrees in Business and Mathematics.
My first job was with Westinghouse Broadcasting and Cable.
I worked in the Telecommunication field for over 20 years, starting with a position in sales and leaving as a Vice President.

During my tenure at Verizon, I spent four years in mergers and acquisitions.
I have bought five businesses of my own, two of which have been franchises and have sold four. I am very familiar with every aspect of a sale from all three sides: seller, buyer, and a broker.
Of the businesses I have owned, their formation included C-Corporation, S- Corporation, and LLC.

My company and I specialize in five things:
Confidential and discreet sales of existing businesses and franchises.
Business Valuations
Helping companies franchise and franchising sales.
Mergers and acquisitions of larger companies.
Commercial Real Estate

Pat Rocca

Member Broker​

Prior to joining Transworld Hilton Head, Pat had a 25-year career working for multinational companies. He served in both CFO and General Management roles where he was responsible for businesses ranging from $70M to $550M in revenue. He has international management experience managing global operations, with multi-country, multi-site operations, as well as living abroad in Singapore and Canada. Pat negotiated and managed corporate acquisitions and divestitures in Canada, the USA, and Japan with businesses ranging in size from $1M to $75M.

After leaving the corporate world, Pat started his own consultancy providing strategic advice to clients. Pat successfully negotiated a licensing agreement between European clients and major suppliers to the mining industry and supported Private Equity firms in the evaluation of acquisition targets in mining space. In addition, Pat has owned several franchise businesses in the Quick Service Restaurant and Signage industry. Pat has a wealth of experience in bringing sellers and buyers together. He is exceptionally versed in the valuation and the sale processes and in taking businesses and franchises to market. Pat has an Undergraduate Degree in Business and an MBA degree from Laurentian University (Canada) and is a graduate of the London Business School Senior Executive Leadership Program

Transworld Business Advisors Today

For over 40 years, Transworld has specialized in the sale of businesses and commercial real estate. Today, Transworld Business Advisors is a global network of brokers offering a turnkey solution for those that want to build a solid business and future for themselves while maintaining a balanced quality of life.

With our comprehensive training programs, full marketing support, and local field support, you won’t have to start from scratch. Our trained experts and mentors will help you every step of the way.