Our Team

Meet the Team


  • Allen Sanginés-KrauseAllen has over 25 years of investment banking experience across the world, most of it at Goldman Sachs (GS). At GS, he directed Mexico's office, COO for all of Latinamerica, Head of Emerging Markets for the Investment Banking Division, Head of Russia, Head of Europe's Industrials Group, and Head of the Spanish office. Allen finished his career at GS as one of the seven members of the Firmwide Commitments Committee responsible for authorizing all equity underwritings carried out by the firm and monitor commercial and reputational risks. Allen is Chairman of the Board of Millicom International Cellular S.A. (a telecom company with a focus on emerging markets), Member of the Board of AB Investment Kinnevik (listed company in Sweden), and Chairman of the Board of RLD (the first fund established by BK Partners, focused on real estate and land development in Mexico). He is also Chairman of the Council of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, Member of the Campaign Board of the Historic Royal Palaces in the United Kingdom, and Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Allen graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. He also obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Allen holds dual citizenships from Mexico and the U.K. He speaks English and Spanish fluently and is conversational in German, French, Italian, and Russian.
  • Juan BremerJuan has more than 10 years of experience in land acquisition and real estate development, gained primarily as a founder and General Manager at “Zen Arquitectura” (2001) where he developed several residential real estate projects in Mexico City. Juan is currently CEO of RLD. In 2004, as a cofounder of “Vibre Construcciones y Desarrollos,” he increased his expertise in real estate and construction as the company invested in several beach-front real estate development projects in the Puerto Vallarta/Punta de Mita area. Juan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Communications from Cologne, Germany at Westdeutsche Akademie für Kommunikation where he graduated in 1997. He also coursed Oberschule and obtained the Abitur degree in 1994. Juan has lived in Sweden, Russia, England and Germany. He holds dual German and Mexican nationalities and speaks English, Spanish, and German fluently as well as some French and Russian
  • Jerónimo BremerJerónimo has more than 10 years of investing experience, mainly gained at Goldman Sachs (GS) where he was a Vice President in the firm’s Principal Strategies Group, an internal group with capital of USD$15 billion of the bank’s own funds. While at GS, Jerónimo was directly responsible for investments worth USD$300M invested in Europe, mainly in the German, French, and Spanish markets. This portfolio was mainly focused on the Energy/Utilities, Chemicals, Automotive, Airlines, Banks, and Retail sectors and invested across the capital structure. The annual performance of Jerónimo’s portfolio stood at around 19%, one of the top returns of the team. Jerónimo has also been highly involved in RLD (the first fund established by BK Partners) where he was responsible for the research and investment process, fund raising and investor relations. Jerónimo is a graduate in Business Administration from both the University of Cologne in Germany and ICADE Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Spain. He holds dual German and Mexican nationalities and speaks English, Spanish, German fluently as well as some French and Russian.
  • Francis MuulsFrancis Muûls has over 13 years of hotel finance, management and investing experience. Before joining BK Partners, Francis held the position of Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at Meridia Capital, a leading Spanish private equity management firm based in Barcelona specialized in investing in premium hotel real estate with a special focus on Mexico and South America. As such he was responsible for sourcing, analyzing and executing all investments of Meridia that ultimately ended adding up more than USD$600M. During his time at Meridia, Francis led the development of a prime mixed use real estate project in Paris and was also responsible for the asset management of the investment portfolio of Meridia Capital. Francis started his career in the hotel industry within the corporate finance team at Occidental Hotels & Resorts becoming ultimately Corporate Finance Development Manager. At Occidental he was involved in financing and M&A transactions close to USD$2.0 billion. Francis holds a B.A. from the European Business School. He is Belgian by nationality and speaks French, Spanish and English fluently as well as German and some Italian.
    Francis is currently focused on RLD.
  • Diego LaresgoitiDiego has over 9 years of work experience in the financial sector. Diego joined BK Partners in August 2008 and is responsible for analyzing private equity investment proposals including valuation, market analysis, divestment strategies as well as monitoring and reporting of activities. Prior to joining BK, Diego served as an Associate for Santander Investment in the equity research department, where he was ranked first place in the Conglomerates Sector in the “Latin American Research Team 2007 and 2008” of Institutional Investor. During his tenure at Santander Investment, he had under coverage the Mexican Chemical & Energy sector with companies such as Mexichem and Alfa. Diego also spent 2 years in Citigroup's Investment Research unit analyzing Mexican and Brazilian homebuilders and infrastructure companies. Diego is a level II CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) candidate and received his B.A. in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana. He holds dual citizenships from Mexico and Spain, and speaks English and Spanish fluently.
    Diego is currently focused on RLD.
  • León RodríguezLeón has more 3 three years in the financial sector. Leon joined BK Partners in August 2012 and is responsible for analyzing private equity investment proposals including valuation, market analysis, divestment strategies as well as monitoring and reporting of activities. Prior to joining BK, he worked as an Investments Analyst at Mira Companies, a real estate private equity firm affiliate of the Black Creek Group with over USD$500M of assets from institutional investors. In that position, he analyzed, negotiated and closed the acquisition of real estate assets for a total equity value of over USD$130M. In addition, he performed financial valuation, market underwriting and due diligence for real estate ventures with an equity value of over USD$ 500M. He also worked in HSBC at the Global Banking & Markets division performing financial analysis and credit applications for multinational companies and financial institutions. León holds a Bachelor of Administration with a minor in Finance from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). León is a Mexican national and speaks Spanish and English fluently. He also has a basic level of French.
    León is currently focused on RLD.
  • Allen Sanginés-KrauseAllen has over 25 years of investment banking experience across the world, most of it at Goldman Sachs (GS). At GS, he directed Mexico's office, COO for all of Latinamerica, Head of Emerging Markets for the Investment Banking Division, Head of Russia, Head of Europe's Industrials Group, and Head of the Spanish office. Allen finished his career at GS as one of the seven members of the Firmwide Commitments Committee responsible for authorizing all equity underwritings carried out by the firm and monitor commercial and reputational risks. Allen is Chairman of the Board of Millicom International Cellular S.A. (a telecom company with a focus on emerging markets), Member of the Board of AB Investment Kinnevik (listed company in Sweden), and Chairman of the Board of RLD (the first fund established by BK Partners, focused on real estate and land development in Mexico). He is also Chairman of the Council of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, Member of the Campaign Board of the Historic Royal Palaces in the United Kingdom, and Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Allen graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. He also obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Allen holds dual citizenships from Mexico and the U.K. He speaks English and Spanish fluently and is conversational in German, French, Italian, and Russian.
  • Alberto Comenge BarreirosMajor in Law and Business Administration from CEU University in Madrid, Alberto Comenge started his professional career as a research analist in Morgan Stanley Spain, covering mid and small caps. He then went on to help create a new line of Business at spanish media groupo Prisa, called prisacom while doing a PDD program at IESE Business School. After doing a MALD at the Fletcher School, he partnered with the Salomon Smith Barney M&A team which had just launched their own M&A advisory firm, Optima Corporate, intervening in many operations within the spanish market. At this point he also started managing Dorma family office and becoming an investor himself Alberto Comenge was one of the initial investors at Rasa Land and has been in the board since the creation. He is also a board member of Costa Tortuga Emprendimentos turisticos in Brazil, board member at 5 Jotas Grupo Osborne, inernet accelerator Top Seeds Lab, Bodegas Comenge, founding partner of e-smartprojects and Secretary of the Board of Fundacion Barreiros
  • Raúl Obregón del CorralRaúl Obregón del Corral
    Founding Partner of Proxy Gobernanza Corporativa, S.C. (2007), Founding Partner and Director of Alianzas, Estrategia y Gobierno Corporativo (2004); Corporate Director of Grupo Bal (1990-2004), currently Proprietor Advisor of Grupo Palacio de Hierro, and substitute member in Industrias Peñoles y Grupo Nacional Provincial, he was member of the audit and corporate practiceds committee of the three businesses, Proprietor Advisor of Grupo Bimbo and member of the planning and finances committees, and President of the valuation and results committee, Proprietor Advisor of Altamira Unión de Crédito, of Invermat, and of Envases y Laminados, where he participates in the audit and corporate practices, and independent advisor of the sub-committee of valuation and financing of the Fondo Nacional de Infraestructura (National Infrastructure Fund).
    He has been advisor of Valores Industriales (Industrial Values), Corporación Industrial Proa, Grupo Financiero Atlas, Grupo Profuturo, of the Mexican Stock Exchange.
    He was CEO and Representative of the Grupo Midland Bank in Mexico, which included Samuel Montagu, investment banking, Midland International Trade Services and Thomas Cook; Director of Financial and International Affairs in Nacional Financiera, being responsible of the relationships with the commertial and investment banking, with multilateral bilateral bodies; World Bank and BID, the Treasury and foreight debt of the institution; International Director of Multibanco Comermex (currently Scotia Bank); Treasurer of Citibank Mexico, whete we funged as Corporate Banking Director and member of the Active-Passible, Credit, Human Resources and Planning committees; technical-commertial promoter of high-powered electrical equipment and technician at the UNAM's Engineer Instutute. He studiend at the Stanford University; he also has a Master in Planing and Economic Engineering Ciences and he is an Electric Mechanical Engineer from UNAM's Engineer Faculty.
  • Allen Sanginés-KrauseAllen has over 25 years of investment banking experience across the world, most of it at Goldman Sachs (GS). At GS, he directed Mexico's office, COO for all of Latinamerica, Head of Emerging Markets for the Investment Banking Division, Head of Russia, Head of Europe's Industrials Group, and Head of the Spanish office. Allen finished his career at GS as one of the seven members of the Firmwide Commitments Committee responsible for authorizing all equity underwritings carried out by the firm and monitor commercial and reputational risks. Allen is Chairman of the Board of Millicom International Cellular S.A. (a telecom company with a focus on emerging markets), Member of the Board of AB Investment Kinnevik (listed company in Sweden), and Chairman of the Board of RLD (the first fund established by BK Partners, focused on real estate and land development in Mexico). He is also Chairman of the Council of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, Member of the Campaign Board of the Historic Royal Palaces in the United Kingdom, and Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Allen graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. He also obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Allen holds dual citizenships from Mexico and the U.K. He speaks English and Spanish fluently and is conversational in German, French, Italian, and Russian.
  • Diego Laresgoiti MatuteDiego has over 9 years of work experience in the financial sector. Diego joined BK Partners in August 2008 and is responsible for analyzing private equity investment proposals including valuation, market analysis, divestment strategies as well as monitoring and reporting of activities. Prior to joining BK, Diego served as an Associate for Santander Investment in the equity research department, where he was ranked first place in the Conglomerates Sector in the “Latin American Research Team 2007 and 2008” of Institutional Investor. During his tenure at Santander Investment, he had under coverage the Mexican Chemical & Energy sector with companies such as Mexichem and Alfa. Diego also spent 2 years in Citigroup's Investment Research unit analyzing Mexican and Brazilian homebuilders and infrastructure companies. Diego is a level II CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) candidate and received his B.A. in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana. He holds dual citizenships from Mexico and Spain, and speaks English and Spanish fluently.
    Diego is currently focused on RLD.

Goldman Sachs, Texas Pacific Group, the FNI and the IPEJAL have a place in the Administrative Board through an observer.