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Title XXIII CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Chapter 359

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  359.165.  Merger of domestic limited partnership — filing required, effective date — articles of merger or consolidation required, when, contents, secretary of state agent for service of process — effect of merger. — 1.  Pursuant to an agreement of merger or consolidation, a domestic limited partnership may merge or consolidate with or into one or more limited partnerships formed under the laws of this state or any other jurisdiction, with such limited partnership as the agreement shall provide being the surviving or resulting limited partnership.  A domestic limited partnership may merge or consolidate with one or more domestic or foreign general partnerships, limited liability companies, trusts, business trusts, corporations, real estate investment trusts and other associations or business entities at least one of which is not a limited partnership, as provided in sections 347.700 to 347.735.

  2.  The agreement of merger or consolidation shall be approved by the number or percentage of general and limited partners specified in the partnership agreement.  If the partnership agreement fails to specify the required partner approval for merger or consolidation of the limited partnership, then the agreement of merger or consolidation shall be approved by that number or percentage of general and limited partners specified by the partnership agreement to approve an amendment to the partnership agreement.  However, if the merger effects a change for which the partnership agreement requires a greater number or percentage of general and limited partners than that required to amend the partnership agreement, then the merger or consolidation shall be approved by that greater number or percentage.  If the partnership agreement contains no provision specifying the vote required to amend the partnership agreement, then the agreement of merger must be approved by all the general and limited partners.

  3.  In the case of a merger or consolidation of one or more domestic limited partnerships into a surviving limited partnership, the surviving limited partnership shall file articles of merger or consolidation with the secretary of state setting forth:

  (1)  The name of each party to the merger or consolidation;

  (2)  The effective date of the merger or consolidation which shall be the date the articles of merger or consolidation are filed with the secretary or on a later date set forth in the articles of merger or consolidation not to exceed ninety days after the filing date;

  (3)  The name of the surviving limited partnership in a merger or the new limited partnership in a consolidation and the state of its formation;

  (4)  A statement that the merger or consolidation was authorized and approved by the partners of each party to the merger or consolidation in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction where it was organized;

  (5)  If applicable, the address of the registered office and the name of the registered agent at such office for the surviving or new limited partnership;

  (6)  In the case of a merger in which a domestic limited partnership is the surviving entity, such amendments or changes to the certificate of limited partnership of the surviving limited partnership as are desired to be effected by the merger, or, if no such amendments or changes are desired, a statement that the certificate of limited partnership of the surviving limited partnership shall not be amended or changed as a result of the merger;

  (7)  In the case of a consolidation in which a domestic limited partnership is the continuing limited partnership, the certificate of limited partnership of the new domestic limited partnership shall be set forth in an attachment to the certificate of consolidation;

  (8)  A statement that the executed agreement of merger or consolidation is on file at the principal place of business of the surviving or new limited partnership, stating the address of such place of business; and

  (9)  A statement that a copy of the agreement of merger or consolidation will be furnished by the surviving or new limited partnership, on request and without cost, to any partner of any entity that is a party to the merger or consolidation.

  4.  The certificate of merger or consolidation shall be executed by at least one general partner of each domestic limited partnership and one authorized agent, or its equivalent, for the other party to the merger or consolidation who is duly authorized to execute such notice.

  5.  In the case of a merger of one or more domestic limited partnerships into a surviving limited partnership, the certificate of limited partnership of the surviving domestic limited partnership shall be amended to the extent provided in the articles of merger and the certificates of limited partnership of each other domestic limited partnership shall be deemed cancelled by the filing of the articles of merger with the secretary of state.

  6.  If, following a merger or consolidation of one or more domestic limited partnerships and one or more limited partnerships formed under the laws of any state, the surviving or resulting limited partnership is not a domestic limited partnership, there shall be attached to the articles of merger or consolidation filed pursuant to subsection 3 of this section a certificate executed by the surviving or resulting limited partnership, stating that such surviving or resulting limited partnership may be served with process in this state in any action, suit or proceeding for the enforcement of any obligation of such domestic limited partnership, irrevocably appointing the secretary of state as such surviving or resulting limited partnership's agent to accept service of process in any such action, suit or proceeding and specifying the address to which a copy of such process shall be mailed to such surviving or resulting limited partnership to the secretary of state.

  7.  When the articles of merger or consolidation required by subsection 3 of this section shall have become effective, for all purposes of the laws of this state, all of the rights, privileges, franchises and powers of each of the limited partnerships that have merged or consolidated, and all property, real, personal and mixed, and all debts due to any of such limited partnerships, as well as all other things and causes of action belonging to each of such limited partnerships shall be vested in the surviving or resulting limited partnership, and shall thereafter be the property of the surviving or resulting limited partnership as they were of each of the limited partnerships that have merged or consolidated, and the title to any real property vested by deed or otherwise, under the laws of this state, in any such limited partnerships, shall not revert or be in any way impaired by reason of this section; but all rights of creditors and all liens upon any property of any of such limited partnerships shall be preserved unimpaired, and all debts, liabilities and duties of each of the limited partnerships that have merged or consolidated shall thenceforth attach to the surviving or resulting limited partnership, and may be enforced against such surviving or resulting limited partnership to the same extent as if such debts, liabilities and duties had been incurred or contracted by such surviving or resulting limited partnership.

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(L. 1993 S.B. 66 & 20, A.L. 1997 H.B. 655 merged with S.B. 170, A.L. 2003 S.B. 394)


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