A merger or acquisition is a combination of two corporations whereby one corporation legally merges with another. In order for this to occur, certain procedures established by state statutes must take place. First, the board of directors for each corporation must initially pass a resolution adopting a plan of merger, and the proper number of shareholders must approve the merger. The board of directors then sign the merger papers and file them with the appropriate state entity for purposes of registering the merger. This form is helpful for corporations that want to initiate a merger or acquisition of another company.