Our Owners

Our shared vision

Our owners support our drive to continually improve the quality of education we provide our students alongside the continued growth of our global group. Cognita’s majority owner is Jacobs Holding AG, a global investment firm based in Switzerland that looks after the interests of the Jacobs family.

Education and the development of young people have always played an important role for Jacobs and are at the heart of the Jacobs Foundation, the sole economic beneficiary of the firm’s investments. One of the world’s leading charitable foundations, the Jacobs Foundation works to sustainably support future generations by improving their developmental opportunities, thus enabling them to become socially responsible members of society (see video, right).

A long-term partnership

Partnering with Jacobs as minority owners of Cognita are BDT Capital Partners, which provides family and founder-led businesses with long-term capital, and Sofina, a family-controlled investment company that supports entrepreneurs and families who lead growing companies.

All three of our owners are known for their long-term, ‘patient’ approach – in many cases owning companies for decades – and serve as genuine partners for our global community.

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