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.

Structure Domestic / Foreign Filing Info Fee

Corporation

Domestic Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

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

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

Corporation

All Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

Form BCA 11.25: Articles of Merger, Consolidation or Exchange

$50/corp

Limited Liability Company

All Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

Form LLC 37.25: Articles of Merger

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

Limited Liability Partnership

All Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

Form UPA 907: LLP/LP Statement of Merger

$100

Limited Liability Partnership

All Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

Form UPA 908: LLP/LLC Statement of Merger

$100

Limited Partnership

All Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

Form LP 1108: Articles of Merger

$50

Nonprofit Corporation

All Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

Form NFP 111.25: Articles of Merger or Consolidation

$25

Nonprofit Corporation

All Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

Form NFP 111.37: Articles of Merger

$25

Professional Corporation

Domestic Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

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

$100

Professional Corporation

All Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

Form BCA 11.25: Articles of Merger, Consolidation or Exchange

$50/corp

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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