Alabama Merger Information

Mergers are business agreements designed to combine two or more entities into a single surviving entity. This process is complex and typically involves filing applications with several government agencies. See the information below for details on filing merger documents with the secretary of state.

For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Foreign Entity Amendment to Registration: Certificate/Statement of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail only

Agency Fee:

$100 for standard service or $200 for expedited filing.

For Corporations:

Agency:Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Certificate of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail only

Agency Fee:

$100 for standard service or $200 for expedited filing.

For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Foreign Entity Amendment to Registration: Certificate/Statement of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail only

Agency Fee:

$100 for standard service or $200 for expedited filing.

For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Certificate of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail only

Agency Fee:

$100 for standard service or $200 for expedited filing.

For Foreign Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Foreign Entity Amendment to Registration: Certificate/Statement of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail only

Agency Fee:

$100 for standard service or $200 for expedited filing.

For Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Certificate of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail only

Agency Fee:

$100 for standard service or $200 for expedited filing.

For Foreign Professional Corporations:

Agency:Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Foreign Entity Amendment to Registration: Certificate/Statement of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail only

Agency Fee:

$100 for standard service or $200 for expedited filing.

For Professional Corporations:

Agency:Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Certificate of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail only

Agency Fee:

$100 for standard service or $200 for expedited filing.

For Foreign Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Foreign Entity Amendment to Registration: Certificate/Statement of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail only

Agency Fee:

$100 for standard service or $200 for expedited filing.

For Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Certificate of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail only

Agency Fee:

$100 for standard service or $200 for expedited filing.

For Foreign Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Foreign Entity Amendment to Registration: Certificate/Statement of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail only

Agency Fee:

$100 for standard service or $200 for expedited filing.

For Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Certificate of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail only

Agency Fee:

$100 for standard service or $200 for expedited filing.

For Foreign Limited Liability Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Foreign Entity Amendment to Registration: Certificate/Statement of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail only

Agency Fee:

$100 for standard service or $200 for expedited filing.

For Limited Liability Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Certificate of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail only

Agency Fee:

$100 for standard service or $200 for expedited filing.

Acquisition - When one company purchases ownership of another company.

Consolidation - Occurs when two or more companies merge and a new entity is formed as a result. (Some states now classify consolidations as mergers for filings purposes.)

Merger - When two or more companies combine and one of the companies becomes the surviving entity.

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