Illinois 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:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form BCA 11.39: Articles of Merger, Between Illinois Corporations and LLC

Agency Fee:

Ranges from $30 to $150 depending on the year filed.

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Corporations:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form BCA 11.25: Articles of Merger, Consolidation or Exchange

Agency Fee:

$50/corp

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form LLC 37.25: Articles of Merger

Agency Fee:

$100+$50/entity (3 or more)

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form NFP 111.25: Articles of Merger or Consolidation

Agency Fee:

$25

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form NFP 111.37: Articles of Merger

Agency Fee:

$25

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Domestic Professional Corporations:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form BCA 11.39: Articles of Merger, Between Illinois Corporations and LLC

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Professional Corporations:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form BCA 11.25: Articles of Merger, Consolidation or Exchange

Agency Fee:

$50/corp

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form LP 1108: Articles of Merger

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form UPA 907: LLP/LP Statement of Merger

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form UPA 908: LLP/LLC Statement of Merger

Agency Fee:

$100

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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