The leading global schools group Cognita, whose majority owner is Jacobs Holding, has acquired the Swiss-based International School – Zurich North (ISZN). With provision from Nursery to Year 12, ISZN educates 205 children and young people of the international community in Zurich. The school offers the IB curriculum for primary students and the IGCSE and International Advanced Level courses for secondary students.

Bär & Karrer acted as legal advisor to Cognita in this transaction. The team of Bär & Karrer included Christoph Neeracher, Raphael Annasohn and Jonatan Riegler (all M&A), Michael Rohrer (Corporate and Notarial Services), Micha Schilling (Financing), Susanne Schreiber (Tax), Charles Gschwind (Real Estate), Laura Widmer (Employment) as well as Ruth Bloch-Riemer (Social Security & Pension).