Shoppers Drug Mart - Ownership and Business Overview


Shoppers Drug Mart Ownership

Who owns Shoppers Drug Mart?

Shoppers Drug Mart is owned by Loblaw Companies. It was acquired on March 28, 2014.

Was Shoppers Drug Mart formerly PE-backed?

Yes. Shoppers Drug Mart was formerly owned by 4 private investors.

Shoppers Drug Mart Business Overview

Where is Shoppers Drug Mart headquartered?

Shoppers Drug Mart is headquartered in Belleville, Ontario.

What sector is Shoppers Drug Mart in?

Shoppers Drug Mart is a retail company.

When was Shoppers Drug Mart founded?

Shoppers Drug Mart was founded in 1962.

Retail M&A Summary in 2014

Out of 60 sectors in the Mergr database, retail ranked 16 in number of deals in 2014. The largest retail acquisition in 2014 was Safeway - which was acquired by Albertsons Companies for $9.2B.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Corp.

365 N. Front St.,
Belleville, Ontario K8P5A5
(780) 468-4002

Shoppers Drug Mart is a full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix® in Québec). Founded in 1962 by Toronto pharmacist Murray Koffler, the Company has grown to a network of more than 1,307 Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix stores across Canada. These conveniently located stores are owned and operated by the Company’s licensed Associate-owners who have helped build a brand that is synonymous with exceptional service, value and trust. The Company also licenses or owns more than 49 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and five luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $2M $2M

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Shoppers Home Health - Lifts and Elevating Business 2016-03-14 2M USD Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Shoppers Home Health Care (Canada), Inc.    - Shoppers Home Health Care (Canada), Inc. - Automotive Division 2016-04-06 1
Toronto, Ontario · Toronto, Ontario

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Medical Products - - 1 (100%) 2M (100%)
Total - - 1 $2M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Canada - - 1 2M
  Ontario - - 1 2M
Total - - 1 $2M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $2M
Largest Shoppers Home Health - Lifts and Elevating Business
$2M (2016-03-14)

M&A Connections

Divested to
1 (100%)

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