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.


Go to our M&A FAQs

Companies that have regulated healthcare products should notify the U.S. FDA of any change in name or ownership. This notification is the responsibility of the company, not GS1 US.

* The following information contained herein is for informational purposes only as a convenience, and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel, nor does it constitute advertising or a solicitation. GS1 US, Inc. assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of the information contained herein.

All GS1 Company Prefix transfer requests are unique and in some situations, additional documentation may be required.

Submission of a request does not guarantee the transfer of the GS1 Company Prefix.