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.

Structure Domestic / Foreign Filing Info Fee

Benefit Corporation

Domestic South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings

Domestic Benefit Corporation - Articles of Merger

$110

Corporation

Domestic South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings

Domestic Corporation - Articles of Merger

$110

Corporation

Foreign South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings

Foreign Corporation - Articles of Merger

$110

Limited Liability Company

Domestic South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings

Domestic Limited Liability Company - Articles of Merger

$110

Limited Liability Company

Foreign South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings

Foreign Limited Liability Company - Articles of Merger

$110

Limited Liability Partnership

Domestic South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings

Domestic Limited Liability Partnership - Articles of Merger

$100

Limited Liability Partnership

Foreign South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings

Foreign Limited Liability Partnership - Articles of Merger

$100

Limited Partnership

Domestic South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings

Domestic Limited Partnership - Articles of Merger

$10

Limited Partnership

Foreign South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings

Foreign Limited Partnership - Articles of Merger

$10

Nonprofit Corporation

Domestic South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings

Domestic Nonprofit Corporation - Articles of Merger

$10

Nonprofit Corporation

Foreign South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings

Foreign Nonprofit Corporation - Articles of Merger

$10

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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