The leading global schools group Cognita, whose majority owner is Jacobs Holding, has acquired a majority stake in the Swiss-based Obersee Bilingual School (OBS). With provision from nursery to Matura, OBS bilingually educates currently 375 children and young people of the international community in Schwyz. The school offers the IB curriculum and the Swiss Federal Matura.
Bär & Karrer acted as legal advisor to Cognita in this transaction. The team included Christoph Neeracher, Raphael Annasohn, Yves Suter and Li Wei Dutler (all M&A), Thomas Stoltz and Michael Rohrer (both Corporate and Notarial Services), Laura Widmer and Laura Rubeli (both Employment) as well as Ruth Bloch-Riemer (Pension & Social Security).