Arizona 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 Corporations:

Agency:Arizona Corporation Commission - Corporations Division
Form:

Statement of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail, fax, or in-person.

Agency Fee:

$100 for statement of merger (optional $35 expedite fee)

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Arizona Corporation Commission - Corporations Division
Form:

Statement of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail, fax, or in-person.

Agency Fee:

$50 for statement of merger (optional $35 expedite fee)

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Arizona Corporation Commission - Corporations Division
Form:

Statement of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail, fax, or in-person.

Agency Fee:

$100 for statement of merger (optional $35 expedite fee)

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services
Form:

Statement of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail or in-person.

Agency Fee:

$13 per registered entity listed on the form plus $3 per additional page. Expedite for an additional $25.

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services
Form:

Statement of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail or in-person.

Agency Fee:

$13 per registered entity listed on the form plus $3 per additional page. Expedite for an additional $25.

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Limited Liability Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services
Form:

Statement of Merger

Filing Method:

Mail or in-person.

Agency Fee:

$13 per registered entity listed on the form plus $3 per additional page. Expedite for an additional $25.

Fact Checked:6/13/17

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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