South Dakota 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 Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:South Dakota Secretary of State

Notice of Sale, Transfer, Conversion or Merger

Agency Fee:


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.