An AG team has advised Cognita, a global private schools group which is majority owned by Jacobs Holding, on all aspects of its recent acquisition of Ranches Primary School and Ranches Nursery in Dubai from A2 Investments Limited.
The transaction follows Cognita's acquisition of Horizon English School in Dubai earlier this year, which AG also advised on, and its recent opening of The Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai.
Lowri Llwyd, Corporate Partner at AG who led the AG team, commented: "This transaction, which follows Cognita's acquisition of Horizon English School and the recent opening of The Royal Grammar School Guilford Dubai, demonstrates Cognita's growing presence as – and commitment to being – a major education provider in the region. We are delighted to be able to support Cognita with their continued investment into the region".
The AG team was led by Lowri Llwyd (Partner – Corporate) with support from James Chumbley (Managing Associate - Corporate) and Lauren Scott (Associate - Corporate).
Addleshaw Goddard is a premium full-service business law firm. In the Middle East it operates as one practice across the region from three offices in the UAE, Oman and Qatar. AG's Corporate practice has acted on a significant number of complex regional and cross border M&A transactions, joint ventures and restructurings. Clients range from global corporates to international and regional private equity firms, family offices, sovereign wealth funds and SMEs.