Pharmacy Ownership

Dedicated to keeping independent pharmacy independent

Like most pharmacists and pharmacy owners, you probably haven’t mastered every idiosyncrasy of the transition process, nor should you! It’s far more important for you to focus on providing quality patient care and making sure your business runs smoothly. But when the time finally comes to buy or sell, a lack of expertise in that area makes it more critical than ever to get help from someone who has deep knowledge of pharmacy ownership transition. And with AmerisourceBergen Pharmacy Ownership Services, you get that and so much more.
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Buying a pharmacy

Whether you're purchasing your first pharmacy or expanding your business, we'll help you capitalize on the perfect opportunity by partnering with you instead of just pointing you in the right direction.
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Your pharmacy acquisition advisor will:

  • Discuss your goals, expectations and issues
  • Analyze your financials in depth
  • Explore all of the opportunities in our proprietary seller database
  • Conduct thorough research on the surrounding areas to determine the full market potential
  • Identify businesses that align with your needs
  • Evaluate the cost of your pharmacy acquisition from every angle
  • Provide financial options and connections to our established banking partners
  • Position you for long-term success with ongoing support from a dedicated business coach

Starting Up a New Pharmacy

If you want to build your own pharmacy business from the ground up, we can connect you with Good Neighbor Pharmacy consultants who will help you take each step correctly and confidently as you set up your new pharmacy. Download our pharmacy start-up kit to learn more.
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Selling a pharmacy

We'll help you put your business's best foot forward and minimize the impact the transition will have on your patients and staff so your pharmacy continues serving your community for many years to come.
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Your pharmacy acquisition advisor will:

  • Discuss your goals, expectations and issues
  • Analyze your financials in depth
  • Get your records in order
  • Improve the efficiency of your business
  • Recommend updates to increase value and get the improvements made
  • Determine how much your pharmacy is worth and prepare a valuation
  • Package your financials for buyer review
  • Market your pharmacy to our proprietary buyer database

Like any sale of this magnitude, there's a lot of going back and forth, and that's where AmerisourceBergen Pharmacy Ownership Services really made an impact. They smoothed out the bumps along the way. They gave me a good idea of what issues might come up and provided the solutions to resolve them.

Ken Thai, Owner, Cal Med Pharmacy
 

Meet our team

 

Director, Pharmacy Ownership Services

Charlie Le Bon

Charlie Le Bon graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor's degree in Economics. He then began working for Pharmacy Brokerage Services, where he gained a wealth of knowledge about the buying and selling of independent pharmacies. Once he received his California Real Estate Broker's license, Charlie started working with prospective buyers and sellers, representing them in the purchase and sale of pharmacy businesses. Charlie has a great understanding of pharmacy financials, cash flow analysis, return on investment and the lending requirements necessary for independent pharmacies. He is an active member in multiple Southern California pharmacy associations and has contracted with some of the largest lending institutions about the independent pharmacy loan products available to pharmacists today.
Charlie Le Bon
 

Pharmacy Acquisition Advisor

Scott Welle

Scott Welle has more than 25 years of professional business experience in both the public and private sectors. Scott earned a Bachelor's degree in International Economics from UCLA and an MBA from the University of San Diego. He then launched his career with the State of California’s Trade and Commerce Agency, where he assisted small- to medium-sized companies with international business development. From there, Scott spent the next 15 years serving as a healthcare executive in strategic sales and consulting with Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen, focusing on pharmaceutical distribution to hospitals, specialty clinics and outpatient pharmacies. Most recently, he was a business coach who helped independent pharmacy owners improve financial and operational efficiencies before transitioning into his current role as a pharmacy acquisition advisor.
Scott Welle
 

Pharmacy Acquisition Advisor

Bill LaRose, RPh

Bill LaRose is a seasoned pharmacy executive with more than 40 years of experience in the community pharmacy arena. Bill graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and worked as a pharmacist in several independent pharmacies before starting a 28-year career with one of the major pharmacy chains. During that time, he held the positions of pharmacist, pharmacy supervisor, pharmacy region manager, area vice president for a specialty pharmacy division, regional director of acquisitions, and regional director of real estate. After transitioning from the corporate environment, Bill launched a consulting company focused on pharmacy brokerage, franchise coaching and development, and pharmacy acquisitions consulting. Bill has been involved in the sale, purchase, and acquisition of more than 500 pharmacies and encourages you to leverage his expertise to achieve your exit or expansion goals.
Bill LaRose
 

Pharmacy Acquisition Advisor

John Pross

John Pross lends consultative support and subject matter expertise to prospective pharmacy buyers and sellers. John has more than 25 years of experience working in the retail pharmacy industry. He started his career as a general manager of a family-owned pharmacy and transitioned into a district manager role, overseeing operations and profitability when the pharmacy was sold to an independent chain in 2005. During this time, John received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Buffalo and an MBA from Lemoyne College. In April 2008, John began working as a business coach with AmerisourceBergen and then in 2014 transitioned to Director of Field Business Coaching. He then expanded his breadth of expertise across the pharmacy industry and took on the role of a pharmacy acquisition advisor as he continues to help preserve independent pharmacy.
John Pross

Ready to write the next chapter in your pharmacy ownership story?

Whether you're interested in buying or preparing to sell, we're here to help. Get in touch and let us know what you're looking for. We'll connect you with an expert on our Pharmacy Ownership Services team to begin the process.

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