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.

Structure Domestic / Foreign Filing Info Fee

Corporation

All Arizona Corporation Commission - Corporations Division

Statement of Merger

Mail, fax, or in-person.

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

Limited Liability Company

All Arizona Corporation Commission - Corporations Division

Statement of Merger

Mail, fax, or in-person.

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

Nonprofit Corporation

All Arizona Corporation Commission - Corporations Division

Statement of Merger

Mail, fax, or in-person.

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

Limited Partnership

All Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services

Statement of Merger

Mail or in-person.

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

Limited Liability Partnership

All Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services

Statement of Merger

Mail or in-person.

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

Limited Liability Limited Partnership

All Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services

Statement of Merger

Mail or in-person.

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

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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