Pharmacy Ownership

The experience working with AmerisourceBergen proved to us that they have a better understanding of pharmacy than a business broker. The enthusiasm to help bring the two parties together cannot be compared. I would recommend using AmerisourceBergen's Pharmacy Ownership Program to anyone.

John DeMartino, Ira's Discount Pharmacy, Delray Beach, FL

AmerisourceBergen recognizes that buying or selling a pharmacy business is extremely complex and can be the largest financial transaction of your life, impacting your staff, patients and the community you serve. Our acquisition and ownership group is committed to helping community pharmacists at all stages of your business get to the next one and will walk you through every step of the buying or selling process to ensure you are positioned for success.

In 2016 ABC's Pharmacy Ownership Group have kept over $100MM in Independent Sales

Buying a Pharmacy

Our team of Pharmacy Ownership Consultants has years of experience in business valuations, acquiring additional pharmacies, advising on the sale process and industry reach to help you expand your business or make your first pharmacy purchase. When you’re ready to take the next step in pharmacy ownership, we’ll partner with you at every step of the way. That means:

  • Introducing you to our network of qualified buyers and sellers
  • Identifying the right opportunity
  • Providing financial options and connections to our established banking partners
  • Evaluate and analyze the cost of your pharmacy acquisition from every angle
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AmerisourceBergen’s vast knowledge of the transition process, experience, and professionalism helped create a seamless transition. AHCS hopes to continue to work with AmerisourceBergen’s pharmacy ownership program for future acquisitions.

Vimal Bhanvadia, Advantage HealthCare Service, Princeton, NJ

Exiting the Industry

If you're preparing for retirement or ready to sell your pharmacy, count on AmerisourceBergen to help you find a buyer with the same commitment to your community that brought you where you are today. We can help:

  • Determine how much your pharmacy is worth
  • Advise on any improvements and work with you to get them done
  • Match you with a qualified buyer
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Trust AmerisourceBergen Pharmacy Ownership

Our Team

Charlie LeBon

Charlie Le Bon, Director of Pharmacy Ownership

Charlie Le Bon graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Shortly thereafter, he started working for Pharmacy Brokerage Services and learning about the buy and sell process for independent pharmacies. Once he received his California Real Estate Broker's license, Charlie actively started working with prospective buyers and sellers representing them in the purchase and sale of a pharmacy business. 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.

John Pross

John Pross, Pharmacy Ownership Consultant

John Pross serves as a Pharmacy Ownership Consultant for AmerisourceBergen, where he is responsible for lending consultative support and subject matter expertise to prospective pharmacy buyers and sellers. John has more than 20 years 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 period John received a BA in Business Administration from the University of Buffalo and an MBA from Lemoyne College in 2001. In April of 2008 John began working as a Business Coach with AmerisourceBergen and held that role for six years. John has now transitioned from a Director of Field Business Coaching into the Pharmacy Ownership Consultant role as he continues to help preserve independent pharmacy.

Bill LaRose

Bill LaRose, R.Ph, Pharmacy Ownership Consultant

Bill LaRose is a seasoned Pharmacy Executive with more than 40 years of experience in the community pharmacy arena and currently serves as a Pharmacy Ownership Consultant for AmerisourceBergen. Bill graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and worked as a pharmacist in several independent pharmacies before starting a 26 year career with one of the major pharmacy chains. During that time, he held positions of Pharmacist, Pharmacy Supervisor, Pharmacy Region Manager, Area VP for a specialty pharmacy division, Regional Director of Acquisitions & Regional Director of Real Estate. After transitioning from the corporate environment, Bill launched a consulting company focused on pharmacy brokerage, franchise coaching & development and pharmacy acquisitions consulting. Bill has been involved in the sale, purchase and acquisition of well over 500 pharmacies and encourages you to leverage his knowledge and successful experience to achieve your exit and/or business expansion goals.

I appreciate all that you did to make the selling process so easy. I was impressed with your knowledge, expertise, and hands-on approach and the frequent calls you made, just to check in. You were there every step of the way. I could not have done it without all your knowledge and expertise.

Jim Morisoli, American Surgical Pharmacy, San Bernardino, CA

Contact Our Pharmacy Ownership Team

Together, we can keep the future of independent community pharmacy strong. Talk with complete confidentiality to one of our experienced Pharmacy Ownership Consultants who truly understands your needs. Simply complete the form below or email pharmacyownership@amerisourcebergen.com.

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