Mergers and Amalgamations

Prepare the corporate legal documents you need to merge or amalgamate two or more related companies with these ready-made Amalgamation and Merger Forms.


What is an amalgamation?

An amalgamation is the combination of two or more related companies. The amalgamated entity may or may not be one of the original companies. The shareholders of each company become the shareholders of the amalgamated company, and the assets and liabilities of the merged companies are vested in the amalgamated company.

What is a merger?

A merger is the formation of a new company from two or more existing companies, through pooling of common stock, cash payment or a combination of both. The companies being merged cease to exist and the shareholders of those companies become the shareholders of the new company.

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Alberta Hybrid Amalgamation Forms Package

Prepare the documents you need to amalgamate two affiliated corporations with this Alberta Hybrid Amalgamation Forms Package.

A hybrid amalgamation is one between two corporations who are affiliated (in other words, one corporation owns shares in the other). The following forms are included in this package:
  1. Amalgamation Agreement;
  2. Statutory Declaration of a proposed director of the amalgamated company regarding the financial status of the new company;
  3. Corporate Resolutions of both amalgamating corporations, approving and authorizing the amalgamation.

An amalgamation doesn't have to cost you a fortune in legal fees. Do it yourself with the Alberta Hybrid Amalgamation Forms Package.


Alberta Vertical Amalgamation Forms

Prepare the documents required for a short form vertical amalgamation in the Province of Alberta with this package of template forms.

A vertical amalgamation is one in which a parent corporation merges with a wholly-owned subsidiary, following which all of the shares in the subsidiary company are owned by the parent corporation. This package of forms contains:
  1. Amalgamation Agreement
  2. Statutory Declaration re solvency required under the Alberta Business Corporations Act
  3. Corporate resolutions for each of the amalgamating companies
  4. Draft Articles of Amalgamation to be attached as a schedule to the resolutions.

The Alberta Short Form Vertical Amalgamation Forms Package has all the forms you need in one downloadable file. Buy, download, fill in the forms, and print for signature.


Australia Merger Agreement

Merge two existing Australian companies into a new corporate entity under this customisable Australia Merger Agreement.

  • Both of the merging companies will transfer their businesses to the new entity, which will issue shares in its capital to the companies' shareholders in exchange for the transfer.
  • The merging companies are responsible for obtaining necessary authorisations and approvals to transfer any leases and business contracts to the new company.
  • The new company will offer employment to the current employees, and the companies will pay their salary, sick pay, and other amounts due or accrued to the employees up to the date of completion.
  • The merging companies grant the new company power of attorney with respect to transferring the businesses.
  • The template includes confidentiality and indemnification provisions.

When you purchase the template Merger Agreement, you can download and use it immediately.


Canada Minutes of Organizational Meeting of Amalgamated Corporation

After an amalgamation, the amalgamated Canadian corporation must hold an organizational meeting of directors and shareholders. Use this easy template to prepare the Minutes, which cover:

  • election of the directors for the ensuing year,
  • appointment of the corporate officers who will perform certain duties for the corporation,
  • adopting by-laws for the new corporation,
  • issuing shares of stock to the shareholders.

Save yourself time and effort - get the Minutes of Organizational Meeting for an amalgamated corporation in Canada.


India Scheme of Amalgamation

Amalgamate two Indian companies with this fully editable Scheme of Amalgamation template form, in accordance with the Companies Act 1956.

  • On the effective date of the amalgamation, the transferor company transfers all of its business, properties, contracts, investments, intellectual property, licenses, funds, industrial rights, and all other assets and property to the transferee company pursuant to Section 394 of the Act and subject to any existing charge over any of the assets or property.
  • All liabilities, debts and obligations of the transferor company will also be transferred to the transferee company as of the same date.
  • The transferor company will give notice of the transfer to all parties with an interest in the assets or liabilities being transferred.
  • The transferor company will continue to carry on its business until the effective date of the transfer, and all profits accruing or losses incurred by the business will be treated as profits or losses of the transferee company.
  • All legal actions by or against the transferor company will be continued and enforced by or against the transferee company.
  • All employees of the transferor company as at the effective date will become employees of the transferee company on the same terms and conditions.
  • Both companies will make application to the court under Sections 391 and 394 of the Act for sanctioning the Scheme and for dissolution of the transferor company.
This India Scheme of Amalgamation template is a downloadable MS Word document.

Manitoba Amalgamation Agreement

Prepare an Amalgamation Agreement between two Manitoba corporations with this easy-to-use template form.

  • All transfers of shares in the amalgamated corporation require the consent of the directors.
  • Any invitation to the public to subscribe for securities of the Amalgamated Corporation is prohibited.
  • Alternate provisions for either canceling the issued and outstanding shares of the amalgamating corporations, or converting them into shares of the amalgamated corporation, whichever is applicable.
  • The amalgamating corporations will jointly file any documents required by The Corporations Act (Manitoba).
  • The agreement includes a schedule setting out the rights, restrictions and conditions of all share classes of the amalgamated corporation.
This Manitoba Amalgamation Agreement template is available as a downloadable, fully editable MS Word file.