Mergers and Acquisitions Request
If your company has completed a merger, acquisition, or divestiture—or plans to do so—submit a request to update your information with GS1 US® to ensure the proper registration of your GS1 Company Prefix(es).
Once the company transaction is complete, your company should provide documentation with the request to GS1 US. If GS1 US does not receive the requested documentation, we cannot transfer the GS1 Company Prefix.
Follow these steps to submit your Prefix Transfer Request:*
Step 1: Complete the Company Prefix Transfer Request Form.
Step 2: Download and have a duly authorized officer of the selling company complete and sign the Prefix Release Letter (best viewed in Internet Explorer).
Examples of documents accepted:
If a letter from the seller cannot be obtained, you will be requested to provide additional supporting documentation in its entirety to demonstrate that the prefix was intended to transfer as part of the Merger and Acquisition (M&A). Types of documentation that may be accepted includes but is not limited to:*
- Asset Purchase Agreement
- Stock Purchase Agreement
- Certificate of Purchase
- Bill of Sale
- Assignment and Assumption Agreement
- Merger Agreement
- Bankruptcy Disposition Documents
Step 3: Email the completed Company Prefix Transfer Request Form, the Prefix Release Letter, and/or other supporting documentation to the GS1 US Business Support Services Team.