Minnesota 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 Minnesota Secretary of State

Merger

$60 by mail or $80 for online or expedited filing.

Corporation

Foreign Minnesota Secretary of State

Merger

$50 by mail or $70 for online or expedited filing.

Limited Liability Company

Domestic Minnesota Secretary of State

Merger for 322B or 322C

$60 by mail or $80 for online or expedited filing.

Limited Liability Company

Foreign Minnesota Secretary of State

Merger for 322B

$35 by mail or $55 for online or expedited filing.

Limited Liability Partnership

Domestic Minnesota Secretary of State

Statement of Merger

$135 by mail or $155 for online or expedited filing.

Limited Liability Partnership

Foreign Minnesota Secretary of State

Statement of Merger

$135 by mail or $155 for online or expedited filing.

Limited Partnership

Domestic Minnesota Secretary of State

Merger

$50 by mail or $70 for online or expedited filing.

Limited Partnership

Foreign Minnesota Secretary of State

Merger

$50 by mail or $70 for online or expedited filing.

Nonprofit Corporation

Domestic Minnesota Secretary of State

Merger

$35 by mail or $55 for online or expedited filing.

Nonprofit Corporation

Foreign Minnesota Secretary of State

Merger

$50 by mail or $70 for online or expedited filing.

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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