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Medly Pharmacy to acquire Pharmaca pharmacy chain

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Medly Pharmacy announced on Wednesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the Pharmaca pharmacy chain based in Boulder, Colo. The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

For nearly 20 years, Pharmaca has operated 28 stores, offering a combination of wellness products including supplements, vitamins, and over-the-counter medications,  health services, and dispensing prescription medications. Pharmaca was recently named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Trending Online Shops. When this acquisition closes, Medly will expand its presence to almost 30 markets and provide customers with same-day free delivery on health and wellness products including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements, and natural beauty products, in addition to prescription medications.

With this move, Medly is moving into the $1.5 trillion dollar health and wellness industry and stands apart from competitors by positioning itself as the first digital pharmacy to enter the broader health and wellness space on a national scale.

The nation’s fastest-growing digital pharmacy, Medly launched in 2017 with a mission to democratize pharmacy access by providing free same-day prescription delivery within a 50 to 80 mile radius of each pharmacy location. Medly provides a comprehensive solution by dispensing all types of medications, including specialty, brand, generic, and topical drugs. Medly accepts all insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid and automatically applies manufacturer coupons, helping customers save $13 million on their prescriptions to date.

“Health is more than prescription drugs, it encompasses the whole realm of healthcare products and services to provide holistic care. With Medly’s national digital presence, more people than ever before will have convenient access to the best in medicine, and will be able to get these products delivered to their door at no cost” announced Richard Willis, CEO of Pharmaca.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Pharmaca into the Medly family,” said Dr. Marg Patel, CEO and Cofounder of Medly. “We are excited to merge Medly’s deep knowledge of the pharmacy space with Pharmaca’s extraordinary wellness offerings, providing customers with a 360-degree pharmacy experience. This transformative offering will ensure customers can get the full range of their healthcare needs delivered directly to their door. In addition, we look forward to expanding Medly’s presence in the west to become the first digital pharmacy to have truly national reach.”

Pharmaca customers will continue to get their prescriptions and unique products and services with the intention of integrating Medly’s technology-enabled services over the next 18 months. Medly will begin the rollout of their new full-service offering starting in Q3 of 2021. PJ SOLOMON served as strategic and financial advisor to Pharmaca Integrative in its sale to Medly Pharmacy.  The transaction was led by Syed Husain, Managing Director of the Pharmacy and Healthcare practices, with support from Flore GimelloJeff FeigenbaumYanfei Gao and Oliver Blecher.


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