South Carolina 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:South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings
Form:

Domestic Corporation - Articles of Merger

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:3/5/18

For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings
Form:

Foreign Corporation - Articles of Merger

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:3/5/18

For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings
Form:

Domestic Limited Liability Company - Articles of Merger

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:3/5/18

For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings
Form:

Foreign Limited Liability Company - Articles of Merger

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:3/5/18

For Domestic Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings
Form:

Domestic Nonprofit Corporation - Articles of Merger

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:3/5/18

For Foreign Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings
Form:

Foreign Nonprofit Corporation - Articles of Merger

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:3/5/18

For Domestic Limited Partnerships:

Agency:South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings
Form:

Domestic Limited Partnership - Articles of Merger

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:3/5/18

For Foreign Limited Partnerships:

Agency:South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings
Form:

Foreign Limited Partnership - Articles of Merger

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:3/5/18

For Domestic Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings
Form:

Domestic Limited Liability Partnership - Articles of Merger

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:3/5/18

For Foreign Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings
Form:

Foreign Limited Liability Partnership - Articles of Merger

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:3/5/18

For Domestic Benefit Corporations:

Agency:South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings
Form:

Domestic Benefit Corporation - Articles of Merger

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:3/5/18

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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