Ohio 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 Ohio Secretary of State

551: Certificate of Merger

$99

Corporation

Foreign Ohio Secretary of State

551: Certificate of Merger

$99

Limited Liability Company

Domestic Ohio Secretary of State

551: Certificate of Merger

$99

Limited Liability Company

Foreign Ohio Secretary of State

551: Certificate of Merger

$99

Limited Liability Partnership

Domestic Ohio Secretary of State

551: Certificate of Merger

$99

Limited Liability Partnership

Foreign Ohio Secretary of State

551: Certificate of Merger

$99

Limited Partnership

Domestic Ohio Secretary of State

551: Certificate of Merger

$99

Limited Partnership

Foreign Ohio Secretary of State

551: Certificate of Merger

$99

Nonprofit Corporation

Domestic Ohio Secretary of State

551: Certificate of Merger

$99

Nonprofit Corporation

Foreign Ohio Secretary of State

551: Certificate of Merger

$99

Professional Corporation

Domestic Ohio Secretary of State

551: Certificate of Merger

$99

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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