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.

For Domestic Corporations:

Agency:Minnesota Secretary of State
Form:

Merger

Agency Fee:

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

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:Minnesota Secretary of State
Form:

Merger

Agency Fee:

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

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Minnesota Secretary of State
Form:

Merger for 322B or 322C

Agency Fee:

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

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Minnesota Secretary of State
Form:

Merger for 322B

Agency Fee:

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

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Domestic Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Minnesota Secretary of State
Form:

Merger

Agency Fee:

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

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Foreign Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Minnesota Secretary of State
Form:

Merger

Agency Fee:

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

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Domestic Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Minnesota Secretary of State
Form:

Merger

Agency Fee:

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

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Foreign Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Minnesota Secretary of State
Form:

Merger

Agency Fee:

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

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Domestic Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Minnesota Secretary of State
Form:

Statement of Merger

Agency Fee:

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

Fact Checked:6/13/17

For Foreign Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Minnesota Secretary of State
Form:

Statement of Merger

Agency Fee:

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

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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