1. Through a share exchange:

    1. A domestic corporation may acquire all of the outstanding shares of one (1) or more classes or series of shares of another domestic or foreign corporation or all of the interests of one (1) or more classes or series of interests of a domestic or foreign other entity, in exchange for shares, other securities, interests, obligations, rights to acquire shares, other securities, or interests, cash, other property, or any combination of the foregoing, pursuant to a plan of share exchange; or
    2. All of the shares of one (1) or more classes or series of shares of a domestic corporation may be acquired by another domestic or foreign corporation or other entity, in exchange for shares, other securities, interests, obligations, rights to acquire shares, other securities or interests, cash, other property, or any combination of the foregoing, pursuant to a plan of share exchange.
  2. Terms Used In Tennessee Code 48-21-103

    • board of directors: means the governing board of a corporation, whether denominated the board of directors or otherwise, except that no person or group of persons is the board of directors because of powers delegated to that person or group pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
    • Business: includes every trade, occupation, profession, investment activity and other lawful purpose for gain or the preservation of assets whether or not carried on for profits. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
    • Charter: includes amended and restated charters and articles of merger. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
    • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
    • Document: means :

      1. Any tangible medium on which information is inscribed, and includes any writing or written instrument. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
      2. domestic corporation: means a corporation for profit, which is not a foreign corporation, incorporated under or subject to the Tennessee Business Corporation Act, compiled in Chapters 11 27 of this title, as amended. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
      3. Eligible entity: means a domestic or foreign unincorporated entity or a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-21-101
      4. Entity: includes the following, whether foreign or domestic: LLCs. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
      5. Foreign corporation: means a corporation for profit incorporated under a law other than the laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
      6. Interest: means either or both of the following rights under the organic law of an unincorporated entity:

        1. The right to receive distributions from the entity either in the ordinary course or upon liquidation. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
        2. Organic law: means the statute governing the internal affairs of a domestic or foreign business or nonprofit corporation or unincorporated entity. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
        3. Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        4. Series: means a category of membership interests, within a class of membership interests, that have some of the same rights and preferences as other membership interests within the same class, but that differ in one (1) or more rights and preferences from another category of membership interests within that class. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
        5. Share: means the unit into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201

  3. A foreign corporation or eligible entity may be a party to a share exchange only if the share exchange is permitted by the law under which the corporation or other entity is organized or by which it is governed. If the organic law of a domestic other entity does not provide procedures for the approval of a share exchange, a plan of share exchange may be adopted and approved, the share exchange effectuated, and dissenters’ rights exercised in accordance with the procedures, if any, for a merger. If the organic law of a domestic other entity does not provide procedures for the approval of either a share exchange or a merger, a plan of share exchange may be adopted and approved, the share exchange effectuated, and dissenters’ rights exercised, in accordance with the procedures in this chapter and chapter 23 of this title. For the purposes of applying this chapter and chapter 23 of this title:

    1. The other entity, its interest holders, interests, and organic documents taken together shall be deemed to be a domestic business corporation, shareholders, shares, and charter, respectively and vice versa, as the context may require; and
    2. If the business and affairs of the other entity are managed by a group of persons that is not identical to the interest holders, that group shall be deemed to be the board of directors.
  4. The plan of share exchange must set forth:

    1. The name of each corporation or other entity whose shares or interests will be acquired and the name of the acquiring corporation or other entity;
    2. The terms and conditions of the share exchange;
    3. The manner and basis of exchanging shares of each corporation or interests in an other entity who shares or interests will be acquired under the share exchange into shares, other securities, interests, obligations, rights to acquire shares, other securities or interests, cash, other property, or any combination of the foregoing; and
    4. Any other provisions required by the laws under which any party to the share exchange is organized or by the charter or organic document of any such party.
  5. The plan of share exchange may set forth other provisions relating to the share exchange.
  6. This section does not limit the power of a domestic corporation to acquire all or part of the shares of one (1) or more classes or series of another corporation or interests of another entity through a voluntary exchange or otherwise.