Considering buying a pharmacy? Here's what you need to know.
These objectives will serve as your motivation and guide throughout the process.
Calculate your budget, including running costs and renovations. Know your resources and potential lender support. If property is included, involve a surveyor.
Type of Pharmacy
Decide on size, location, and management approach. Determine desired returns early.
Understand the sale type – company share or asset sale. Both have pros and cons in terms of tax and price.
Warranties and Indemnities
Sale & Purchase Agreements (SPAs) include warranties and indemnities. Clarify business health, prescription volume, and liabilities.
- Reliable business info and management accounts.
- Prescription volume verification.
- Exclude damaged stock.
- Property issues, equipment details, software contracts.
- Employee info disclosure under TUPE.
- Locum and supplier relationships.
If involving a lender, use healthcare-specialised representatives. Solicitor advice on loan agreements and security. Accountant’s projections are crucial.
Seek legal and professional advice early. This article is not legal advice.
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