Maine 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 Corporations:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MBCA-10: Articles/Certificate of Merger or Share Exchange - Survivor is a Corporation

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Corporations:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MBCA-10A: Statement of Abandonment of Merger or Share Exchange

Agency Fee:

$35

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MLLC-10: Statement of Merger

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Domestic Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MNPCA-10 (D): Articles of Merger (Maine/Maine)

Agency Fee:

$25.00 minimum

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MNPCA-10C: Articles of Merger (Domestic/Foreign)

Agency Fee:

$25.00 minimum

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MLPA-10: Articles of Merger

Agency Fee:

$150

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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