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A comprehensive approach to solving client challenges

Pilko is the trusted advisor to senior leaders in energy, chemical and related industries, with a vision of transforming operations to be the safest, most reliable and sustainable. We help clients solve their toughest challenges by identifying and mitigating Operational and Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) risk. We consult with firms to affect rapid, dramatic and sustainable change in operations and EH&S performance, advisement for mergers and acquisitions and major project assurance. Pilko advisors are always brutally honest but respectful.


Founded in 1980

Four Decades of Expertise

78 countries

Our Global Footprint

$600 billion

M&A Deal Value

Who We Serve

Advisors to industry leaders, investment and professional services firms

We work across the chemical and energy industries, serving boards of directors, operating and manufacturing executives, and M&A deal teams and business development executives.


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Commercial &
Investment Banks

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Private Equity
Investment Firms

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Accounting &
Law Firms

Our Team

Expert advice and best practices

Members of our team have had distinguished executive careers, including “boots on the ground” experience. This enables us to provide clear, honest and practical advice and execute on our recommended strategies.


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George Pilko

Chairman & Founder

Mike McCandless

Managing Director and Pilko Fellow

Sven Royall

Managing Director, Transaction Services

John Basil, Jr.

Senior Vice President

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Global Reach

Experience in 78 countries across the globe

With a footprint that spans six continents, we have worldwide knowledge and local expertise. Our team includes advisors with deep experience in the locations where we serve clients.