PDT Solicitors advises on the sale of Esoteric Limited to Mitie Security Limited

Published: 02 Dec 2021

Congratulations to Emma Shaw on the successful sale of Esoteric Limited.

Founded by Emma Shaw in 2002, Esoteric is a world-leading counter-espionage and counter-eavesdropping specialist. With over 20 years of experience, Esoteric helps global organisations, government and high-profile individuals to safeguard their confidential information and conversations.

Mitie is a leading facilities management company in the UK and the acquisition of Esoteric will assist Mitie build on its existing capabilities as the UK’s leading provider of technology and intelligence-led security services. 

The PDT team advising on this transaction comprised Noel Ruddy, Rebecca Glazebrook, Sian Webber, Max Lavender-Brown (Corporate) and Laura McMaster (Employment).

Sian Webber, said “We enjoyed working with Emma on this transaction. Having founded and grown the business, I know that Emma wanted to find the right partner to take the business forward.  We wish Emma and her team every success for the future”.

Noel Ruddy, said “It was a pleasure to advise Emma on the sale and to see her realise the value of her hard work. Mitie is a great fit for Esoteric and I am confident the business will continue to go from strength to strength. Congratulations to Emma and her team”.


“I approached PDT to support me in this transaction as a result of a personal recommendation. The team at PDT have been nothing short of amazing, guiding me through the acquisition process and the challenges that go with any transaction of this nature. Like many business owners, I have a very busy schedule and PDT worked flexibly to fit in with my schedule which sometimes involved them working late into the evenings!  I would highly recommend them.  Thank you to Noel, Sian and the PDT team for all your hard work and support”.

Emma haw

Esoteric Limited

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