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.

Structure Domestic / Foreign Filing Info Fee

Corporation

All Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions

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

$100

Corporation

All Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions

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

$35

Limited Liability Company

All Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions

Form MLLC-10: Statement of Merger

$150

Nonprofit Corporation

Domestic Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions

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

$25.00 minimum

Nonprofit Corporation

All Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions

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

$25.00 minimum

Limited Partnership

All Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions

Form MLPA-10: Articles of Merger

$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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