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Michael Barrett

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Representative transactions on which Michael has acted in a significant capacity include acting for:

Corporate Finance

  • TC Energy Corporation in connection with its C$1.8 billion bought deal offering of common shares in the United States and Canada in connection with its construction of the US$4.5 billion Southeast Gateway Pipeline in Mexico

  • International Petroleum Corporation in connection with its substantial issuer bid under which it purchased for cancellation certain of its outstanding common shares for an aggregate purchase price of C$128 million

  • TransCanada PipeLines Limited in connection with its public offering of C$1.5-billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured medium term notes

  • TransCanada PipeLines Limited in connection with the cross-border public offering by TransCanada Trust, its wholly-owned financing trust subsidiary, of US$800-million aggregate principal amount of subordinated hybrid trust notes

  • Keyera Corp. in connection with its public offering of C$400-million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured medium term notes

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. in connection with its cross-border public offering of US$1.25-billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes and concurrent cash tender offers for certain outstanding notes

  • The initial purchasers in connection with the offering by Raptor Acquisition Corp. and Raptor Co-Issuer LLC of US$350-million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes. Upon the satisfaction of certain escrow conditions, the proceeds of the offering will be used to finance the acquisition of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation by Raptor Acquisition Corp.

  • Keyera Corp. in connection with its public offering of C$350-million aggregate principal amount of hybrid notes

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation in connection with its public offering of C$600-million aggregate principal amount of hybrid notes, the first corporate hybrid debt issuance in Canada involving the use of a special purpose recourse trust structure

  • Suncor Energy Inc. in connection with its public offering of C$1.25-billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured medium term notes

  • Suncor Energy Inc. in connection with its cross-border public offering of US$1.0-billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. in connection with its cross-border public offering of US$1.0-billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes

  • Jupiter Resources Inc. in connection with its offering of US$77.5-million aggregate principal amount of senior secured cash/PIK notes

  • Rock Tech Lithium Inc. in connection with its C$30.7 million public offering of units and concurrent C$9 million private placement of units

  • A TSX-listed alcohol retailer in connection with a non-brokered private placement of common shares, subscription receipts and common share purchase warrants to a major cannabis corporation for aggregate gross proceeds of C$450-million

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Orca Gold Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Perseus Mining Limited for approximately C$215-million

  • Jupiter Resources Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Tourmaline Oil Corp. for approximately C$626-million

  • Cona Resources Ltd., a portfolio company of Waterous Energy Fund, in connection with its acquisition of Pengrowth Energy Corporation for approximately C$740-million

  • Vistra Energy, as Canadian counsel, in connection with its acquisition of the business of Crius Energy Trust for total consideration of approximately C$498-million, plus the assumption of net debt of approximately C$108-million

  • dentalcorp, the largest network of general and specialist dental clinics in Canada, in connection with various strategic matters

  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited in connection with its C$12.74-billion acquisition of a 70% working interest in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project and other oil sands assets

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. in connection with its $17.7-billion acquisition of ConocoPhillips' Deep Basin conventional assets in Alberta and British Columbia and 50% interest in the FCCL Partnership

  • Canadian Utilities Limited in connection with the sale of its Canadian fossil fuel-based electricity generation portfolio for approximately $835-million to Heartland Generation Ltd., an affiliate of Energy Capital Partners

  • A North American real estate development and investment corporation in connection with its reorganization of 132 entities and C$661-million of related real estate assets by way of a court approved plan of arrangement

  • A U.S.-based industrial service provider in connection with its acquisition of a Calgary-based industrial process heating corporation for approximately C$258-million

  • A TSX-listed mid-sized Canadian oil and natural gas production corporation in connection with the sale of royalty assets to a TSX-listed oil and gas royalty corporation for approximately C$40-million

Awards & Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – Ones to Watch (2023: Mergers and Acquisitions Law; 2022–2023: Corporate Law)

Professional Activities

Michael is the president and a director of G.R.I.T. (Getting Ready for Inclusion Today) Calgary Society.

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Education
Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2017
JD (With Distinction), Western University – 2016
BA (Political Science & Economics), University of British Columbia – 2013
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