Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations

Statement of Merger

$150

Limited Liability Company

Domestic Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations

Statement of Merger

$70 plus $40 for each association that is a party to the merger.

Nonprofit Corporation

Domestic Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations

Statement of Merger

$150

Limited Partnership

Domestic Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations

Statement of Merger

$70 plus $40 for each association that is a party to the merger.

Limited Liability Partnership

Domestic Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations

?Statement of Merger

$70 plus $40 for each association that is a party to the merger.

Limited Liability Limited Partnership

Domestic Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations

?Statement of Merger

$70 plus $40 for each association that is a party to the merger.

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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