Ensuring the smooth transfer of pharmacy ownership

Pharmacy ownership transfer has never been more complex. With that in mind, RxOwnership was created with one purpose: to help pharmacy professionals with the sale, purchase or transfer of independent pharmacies.

RxOwnership brings together the unmatched expertise of McKesson with the dedication of our Ownership Advisors to support the needs of current and future pharmacy owners. Whether you’re looking to sell a chain of pharmacies that’s been in your family for generations — or purchase your very first pharmacy business — RxOwnership is the ultimate resource for everything from planning to staffing.

Simply stated, there’s no resource quite like RxOwnership. So, whether you’re a current or future pharmacy owner, you’ve definitely come to the right place.

How and why we started

After owning a pharmacy for 25 years, Bob Graul, R.Ph., was ready for a new adventure. But when it came time to sell, he realized there were no tools or resources to help him get answers he could trust.

rxownership-growth-chartAs a long-time McKesson customer and former member of the McKesson National Independent Advisory Board, Bob discussed his plight with his colleagues at McKesson. A match was made and Bob agreed to lead the development of RxOwnership in 2008.

Since then, the RxOwnership program has recruited a skilled team of Ownership Advisors to manage the growing demand for RxOwnership services on a regional level. Today, the team works closely with their customers and McKesson Field Sales, Marketing, Analytics and Finance to help with nearly every aspect of buying or selling a pharmacy.

Since the start of the program, the RxOwnership team has helped over 3,400 pharmacy owners through the pharmacy transition/ownership process.

No-fee, experienced advising for every phase of your pharmacy career

There is no service quite like RxOwnership. We’re not a broker. Instead, we are here to share our industry expertise and facilitate your ownership goals. We never charge a fee and there are no obligations or contracts to sign. Owners already working with brokers, or in discussions with chains, can often still collaborate with RxOwnership.

RxOwnership services:

Comprehensive resources

  • Market intelligence
  • Business considerations
  • Creating a plan
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Resource links

Individualized matching services

  • Helps buyers find prospective sellers
  • Helps sellers identify a buyer who wants to carry on the work of an established community pharmacy
  • Helps all customers avoid pitfalls

Financing options

  • Ballpark valuations
  • Inventory credit
  • Assistance with financing*

*McKesson does not guarantee financing

About McKesson

As community healthcare leaders committed to providing quality care and counseling, independent retail pharmacies are positioned to succeed. But independent pharmacists often face strong competitors in their markets. McKesson is dedicated to helping pharmacy owners compete and grow. To that end, we are more than just a pharmaceutical distributor — we are a strategic advisor.

Pharmacy is in our genes

McKesson is America’s oldest and largest healthcare services company, with its pharmaceutical wholesaling roots dating back more than 180 years. In fact, we created the first national drug distribution system.

By combining our industry-leading healthcare information technology and scale with unsurpassed clinical knowledge, we are helping healthcare providers deliver better, safer care while reducing unnecessary costs.

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, McKesson employs more than 76,000 people across the nation and around the world. We’re dedicated to delivering vital medicines, medical supplies and healthcare information technology solutions that touch the lives of patients in every healthcare setting.

McKesson is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MCK.

Our past assures your future

Since 1833, McKesson has been fighting for the interests of independent pharmacy at all levels of government and across the industry. Today, our commitment to independent pharmacy is stronger than ever. Through our dedicated legislative affairs group, industry partnerships and a comprehensive pharmacy ownership transfer program, McKesson is committed to helping secure your future.

McKesson offers the broadest suite of programs and services for independent pharmacies, providing you with a one-stop shop for everything you need to maximize profitability and manage the day-to-day operations of your business.