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Michael Saliken

Associé

Calgary
[email protected]
403.232.9600

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Michael leads complex deal teams in the energy, technology and AI, psychedelics and life sciences industries. Whether a startup or large-cap business, Michael develops close and trusting business relationships with his clients and is passionate to provide high-value and timely support.

Michael co-founded BLG's psychedelics and cannabis focus group and is a member of its steering committee. Michael is also a member of BLG's M&A steering committee and its Medtech steering committee.

Michael is a board member, committee chair and co-founder of a variety of successful businesses in the life sciences industry.  Michael is motivated to support his community and serves as a board member of the CUPS Calgary Society, based in Calgary, Alberta.

Michael received his law degree from the University of Alberta. Prior to attending law school, Michael obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Finance) with distinction from the Haskayne School of Business. He has worked in BLG's securities and capital markets group for 15 years.

Michael provides legal services through a Law Corporation.

Experience

  • META Growth Corp. in its $10MM financing and $80MM merger with High Tide Inc. in 2020
  • Energy services company in its $21MM M&A acquisition in 2020
  • Sansero Life Sciences Inc. in its merger with CannaGlobal Canada Co Inc., and private placement financing, in 2020
  • ResolvMD Inc. in respect of its convertible debenture financing, common share financing and medical software company acquisition in 2020
  • Energy services company in its $33MM debt financing in 2020
  • Psygen Labs Inc. in its private placements and $9MM merger to become Psygen Industries Ltd. in 2020
  • LaSanta Botanicals Ltd. in its private equity financing in 2020
  • Token Naturals Ltd. in its private placement financings in 2020
  • Habitat Life Sciences Inc. in its convertible debenture financing in 2020

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Board member, CUPS

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids Program
  • Member, BLG’s Student Committee
  • Board Member and advisor to various companies and NPOs in Alberta

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 2009
  • LLB, Université de l'Alberta, 2008
  • BComm, Université de Calgary, 2005