California 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

Domestic California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

Corporate Mergers

$100

Corporation

Domestic California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

Interspecies Mergers (Form OBE MERGER-1)

$150

Corporation

Foreign California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

Corporate Mergers

$100

Corporation

Foreign California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

Interspecies Mergers (Form OBE MERGER-1)

$150

Limited Liability Company

Domestic California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

Limited Liability Company Mergers (Form OBE MERGER-1)

$70

Limited Liability Company

Domestic California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

Interspecies Mergers (Form OBE MERGER-1)

$150

Limited Liability Company

Foreign California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

Limited Liability Company Mergers (Form OBE MERGER-1)

$70

Limited Liability Company

Foreign California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

Interspecies Mergers (Form OBE MERGER-1

$150

Limited Partnership

Domestic California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

Limited Partnership Mergers (Form OBE MERGER-1)

$70

Limited Partnership

Domestic California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

Interspecies Mergers (Form OBE MERGER-1)

$150

Limited Partnership

Foreign California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

Limited Partnership Mergers (Form OBE MERGER-1

$70

Limited Partnership

Foreign California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

Interspecies Mergers (Form OBE MERGER-1)

$150

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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