Management Team

The NuevoMundo Capital team is comprised of professionals with a broad business background covering M&A, Transaction Services, Strategy Execution, and Commercial Operations. We have built a strong track record in cross-border transactions and projects. Beyond our professional experience we bring a strong academic formation, a multi-cultural background and a get going attitude.

Our previous professional experience is directly transferable and applicable to the investment activity in Latin America. Our team’s combined expertise covers the complete investment cycle from target search to closing a deal on the buy side. We are experienced in building solid investment cases and implementing the strategy during the investment tenure. Finally, preparing and executing the exit of an investment is supported by our sell-side experience from both an advisory as well as a corporate point of view.

Our personal backgrounds and upbringing across different countries in Latin America coupled with a solid understanding of the markets and cultures embody the philosophy of NuevoMundo Capital. We intend to leverage this unique combination for our investment activities and  the creation of strong inter-personal relationships.

Marcel Hagnauer

Investment Manager

Marcel was born in Costa Rica and raised across Central- and South America, and Asia. He has a degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona with emphasis on PE/VC, Finance and Strategy.

He started his professional career in KPMG's Transaction Services Group where he supported strategic and financial investors on Financial and Commercial Due Diligence covering projects from both a buy- and sell-side mandates perspective across different sectors and geographies.

For the past 3 years he was responsible for strategy implementation at a commodities company managing projects around vertical integration, operational- and financial optimization, as well as new market entry.

Marcel is native speaker in English, Spanish, and German. He further is fluent in Portuguese and French.

Diego König

Investment Manager

Diego was born in Brazil and raised across South America, Europe and Asia. He has a double-degree Master in Strategic Management from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore..

He started his professional career at Novartis working in controlling, long-term planning as well as managing special projects around efficiency gains and operational leverage. For the past 6 years he has been working for Syngenta's M&A department where he supported or led numerous buy- and sell-side projects across geographies and business units. He also led the company's origination activities, identifying and scouting attractive M&A opportunities together with Syngenta's business units and external advisors.

Diego is native speaker in English, Portuguese, and German. He further is fluent in Spanish and French.