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Trusted advisors to boards, executives and deal teams

We work with executives, boards and deal teams to mitigate operational/EHS and M&A risks and improve outcomes. Long-term, repeat and referral clients are a significant portion of our business.

M&A and business development teams

We assess material risks and provide negotiating strategies to ensure successful merger, acquisition, JV formation and divestitures.


Operating and manufacturing executives

We optimize clients’ business performance by leveraging our proven, proprietary 8IGHT DRIVERS® approach and toolkit strategies.


Boards of directors

We strengthen boards’ ability to govern through strategic risk and opportunity assessments.

Our client portfolio

Pilko works with many of the most prominent companies in our target industries, earning their trust and confidence and leading to repeat engagements.

Group 27

Chemical Companies

  • Albemarle
  • allnex
  • Ashland
  • Bakelite Synthetics
  • BASF
  • Bayer Crop Science
  • Celanese
  • Chemtura
  • CIBA
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Cristal Global
  • Croda International
  • DowDuPont
  • Draslovka Holding a.s.
  • Eastman Chemical
  • Evonik Industries
  • GEA Group
  • Henkel
  • Hexion
  • Huntsman Chemical
  • Invista
  • Innovene
  • Israel Chemicals (ICL)
  • Kemira
  • Kraton Polymers
  • Kuraray
  • LyondellBasell
  • Methanex
  • Mitsubishi Chemical
  • Mitsubishi Rayon
  • Mitsui
  • Momentive
  • National Titanium Dioxide
  • NOVA Chemicals
  • PPG Industries
  • PTT Chemical
  • QChem
  • Reliance
  • Sasol
  • S-Chem
  • Siam Cement Group (SCG)
  • Styron
  • Suncor Energy
  • Tata Group
  • Teck Resources
  • Texas Petrochemicals
  • Tosoh
  • Total Petrochemicals & Refining
  • Vencorex
  • Westlake
Group 16

Energy Companies

  • Anadarko
  • Andeavor
  • BP
  • Cenovus Energy
  • Chevron
  • Coffeyville Resources
  • ConocoPhillips
  • DCP Midstream
  • Delek US Holdings, Inc.
  • Devon
  • Duke Energy
  • El Paso
  • Enbridge
  • EnCana
  • Enterprise Products
  • ExxonMobil
  • HF Sinclair
  • Husky Energy
  • Irving Oil
  • Lukoil
  • Marathon Oil
  • Motiva Enterprises
  • Neste Oyj
  • North Star Energy
  • Parkland Fuels Corporation
  • Pemex
  • PetroChina
  • Philadelphia Energy Solutions
  • Phillips 66
  • Plains Midstream
  • Reliance
  • Sabco Oil & Gas
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Shell
  • SK Innovation
  • Sol Petroleum
  • Suncor Energy
  • Sunoco
  • Talisman Energy
  • Valero Energy
  • Vitol
  • Williams
Group 33

Power Companies

  • Duke
  • Duke
  • Dynegy
  • General Public Utilities
  • Illinova
  • National Grid
  • Montana Power
  • New York State Electric & Gas
  • Southern Indiana Gas & Electric
  • Texas New Mexico Power
  • TXU
Group 41

Private Equity Investment Firms

  • Access Industries
  • Apollo Capital
  • Bain Capital
  • Cerberus Capital
  • Fortress Group
  • Lightfoot Capital
  • Lion Chemical Capital
  • One Rock Capital Partners
  • Pegasus Capital Advisors
  • Permira
  • SK Capital Partners
  • Sterling Group
  • Sun Capital Partners
  • Vinmar International
  • Warburg Pincus
  • Wellspring Capital Mgmt.
Group 8

Commercial and Investment Banks

  • Acquest Advisors
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Citicorp
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • GE Corporate Finance
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • HSBC
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Lazard
  • Macquarie Group
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Mizuho Corporate Bank
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Sumitomo Corporation
  • The Valence Group
  • UBS
Group 13

Accounting and Law Firms

  • Akin Gump
  • Allen & Overy
  • Baker Botts
  • Baker Hostetler
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Bracewell
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • EY
  • Freshfields
  • Jones Day
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • KPMG
  • Mayer Brown
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • O’Melveny & Myers
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Shearman & Sterling
  • Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett
  • Skadden Arps
  • Strasburger & Price
  • Vinson & Elkins
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges
  • White & Case
  • Wood Mackenzie

”I have attended the Pilko client roundtables over several years in Calgary, Houston and NYC. Every one of these meetings involved networking with senior experienced executives from a wide range of companies. At the end of the roundtable, the feelings of the participants were universally similar -stimulating conversation, in-depth analysis of issues facing the industry, multiple perspectives and new insights in tackling difficult challenges. Well worth my time.“

North American Refining Company


”The strong and deep Pilko Team has been an invaluable resource to guiding our continuous Improvement programs in safety and operational excellence. Their advisors are knowledgeable, effective and organizationally sensitive – in other words, superb!“

Philip Rinaldi, Philadelphia Energy Solutions


”Pilko has the people and proven tools to minimize risks and drive operational performance within organizations. My experience is that the Pilko team adds organizational insight and value, and promotes excellence with their clients.“

John Lowe

Non-executive Chairman of the Board, Apache Corporation

”They have a great understanding of operations and give you pragmatic advice. They also have the ability to give a very good presentation of good and bad news to executives. They say it the right way.“

Global Energy Firm


”The governance forums are excellent. You gain an appreciation for what other companies are doing. You see what works, what doesn’t and what the challenges are.“

Canadian-based Energy Company


”The people behind the firm make the face of the firm and Pilko is outstanding.“

Large European Chemical Company

Chairman of Board of Management

”Pilko may only be well known amongst a limited group within the industry, but they’re quite an influential few.“

International Investment Bank

Managing Director & Global Head of Chemicals

”They keep us out of trouble because they know what they are doing… they are significantly better than their competitors , specifically in transactions and due diligence.“

Major Oil Refining Company


”The Pilko team that supported us had decades of relevant experience in leading and managing refinery and chemical plants. Utilizing the Pilko 8IGHT DRIVERS® methodology, they did a great job of assisting the executive team in determining key priorities needed to lead the organization forward on improving safety and business performance.“

Doreen Cole

Managing Director, Syncrude

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What We Do

Comprehensive strategies across the operations and deal spectrum

The combination of our sector-focus, world-class advisors, 8IGHT DRIVERS®, Remote Sensing® intellectual property and tested toolkit make us unique. We work with clients to achieve operational excellence and efficiency and identify and solve acquisition, divestiture and integration challenges.


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