Michael Saliken

Michael Saliken  


Executive Summary

Michael Saliken is a partner in our Business Group in our Calgary office. Michael’s practice is focused on securities and corporate law, with an emphasis on corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, oil & gas, information technology, medical cannabis and renewable energy.​

Michael’s practice includes acting for public and private companies, underwriters and private equity in connection with financings, mergers & acquisitions, stock market listings and secondary public offerings. He also advises companies on corporate matters, disclosure obligations and corporate governance matters.

Michael is a board member and advisor to various companies and NPOs in Alberta.

Michael is a member of BLG's recruitment committee, BLG's associates committee and is an active student mentor.

Representative Work

  • Acting for Kelt Exploration Ltd. in connection with its aggregate $460mm private placement financings in 2014 and 2013 and Kelt's $307mm acquisition of Artek in 2015.
  • Acting for Beaumont Energy Inc. in connection with its $517mm acquisition by Whitecap Resources Inc. in 2015.
  • Acting for AutoCanada Inc. in connection with its $350mm financing in 2014 and $132mm financing in 2013.
  • Acting for Celtic Exploration Ltd. in connection with its $3.2b acquisition by ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. in 2013.
  • Acting for agents/underwriters in respect of equity/debt offerings and advisory work, including National Bank-led $25mm financing of High Arctic Energy Services Inc. in 2014 and Raymond James-led $172mm financing of Trinidad Drilling Ltd. in 2013.
  • Acting for start-ups across all industries.
  • Acting for private Canadian E&P companies in connection with equity offerings aggregating $300mm.
  • Acting for AltaLink, L.P. and its subsidiaries in connection with their aggregate $1b medium term note offerings.

Publications & Presentations