Karen McMonagle is a Principal and Acting Chief Financial Officer for Carlyle’s Asia Buyout, Growth and Beijing Partners. Ms. McMonagle is responsible for overseeing the administration of those funds, including fund formation, deal structuring and execution, financial reporting, investment valuations, compliance management and investor relations. She is also the Emerging Markets Transactions Lead with responsibility for investment structuring funds in Asia Private Equity and Real Estate, Japan and Latin America. She is based in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. McMonagle was a Director at KPMG in Chicago and spent 12 years advising clients on international mergers and acquisitions transactions in the private equity and real estate sectors. Ms. McMonagle worked in Buenos Aires providing inward investment advice to institutional real estate investors and cross-border structuring advice to South American multinationals. She began her career in 2001 with Arthur Andersen and subsequently KPMG in Ireland.
Ms. McMonagle received her LLB (Law and Accounting) from Queen’s University Belfast and a Diploma in Arbitration from University College Dublin. She to is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA)