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Pharmacy, Pharmacy Acquisitions, Starting a Pharmacy, Selling a Pharmacy, Buying a Pharmacy

Pharmacists Guide to Starting, Acquiring or Selling a Pharmacy
(Canadian Version)
by Phil Hauser

This book is a "must read" for pharmacy professionals who are ownership minded. This book contains the fundamental steps in the preparation, planning and process of starting, acquiring or selling an independent pharmacy in Canada. There are many considerations to ensure the best possible outcome.

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Phil Hauser is a Succession and Acquisitions Consultant and has worked with Independent Pharmacy owners for the last 8 years. Prior to his specialization in this area, Phil was involved as a Director of Business Development and a Consultant for various pharmaceutical wholesalers in Canada and the US.

As a Certified Business Broker (CBB), Phil knows that selling a pharmacy is not easy and requires good planning. Equally owning a pharmacy for the first time also requires a good business plan in an ever-changing pharmacy marketplace. Phil also engages young pharmacy professionals looking for first time ownership and has been a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy for 4th year students at the University of British Columbia. is a network, which provides the resources where pharmacy professionals at various stages of ownership can find the direction and services necessary to take the next step. Whether looking to own for the first time or expanding ownership portfolios, provides practical resources, which also includes steps towards exiting independent pharmacy ownership.

Phil firmly believes that for independent pharmacy to continue to thrive in the Canadian marketplace, their needs to be a clearer understanding of the preparation, planning and process of ownership or ownership transition.


Phil Hauser
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