Florida 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 Domestic Corporations:

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Profit Corporation Merger with other Corporation

Agency Fee:

$35 per party.

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Domestic Corporations:

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Articles of Merger for Profit or Non-Profit Corporation with Other Business Entity

Agency Fee:

$35 per party.

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Profit Corporation Merger with other Corporation

Agency Fee:

$35 per party.

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Articles of Merger for Profit or Non-Profit Corporation with Other Business Entity

Agency Fee:

$35 per party.

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Abandon Merger

Agency Fee:

$25

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Certificate of Merger for Florida LLC

Agency Fee:

$25 per party.

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Domestic Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Non-Profit Corporation Merger with other Corporation

Agency Fee:

$35 per party.

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Domestic Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Articles of Merger for Profit or Non-Profit Corporation with Other Business Entity

Agency Fee:

$35 per party.

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Foreign Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Non-Profit Corporation Merger with other Corporation

Agency Fee:

$35 per party.

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Foreign Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Articles of Merger for Profit or Non-Profit Corporation with Other Business Entity

Agency Fee:

$35 per party.

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Domestic Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Certificate of Merger for Florida Partnership

Agency Fee:

$52.50 per party.

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Domestic Limited Liability Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Certificate of Merger for Florida Partnership

Agency Fee:

$52.50 per party.

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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