Maurice Hernandez joined Accel-KKR in 2007 and is a Managing Director. Maurice started the firm’s London office where he leads the firm’s buyout and growth equity investment activities in Europe.
Prior to joining AKKR, Maurice was a member of Deutsche Bank’s Mergers & Acquisitions team where he was involved in a variety of mergers, acquisitions and buyouts focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors. Maurice previously worked at Needham & Company where he worked with emerging growth technology businesses on mergers, acquisitions and capital raising. Earlier in his career, Maurice also worked at Excite.com, a leading Internet search engine and services portal.
Maurice is involved with AKKR’s investments in Duett, Kerridge CS, Kimble, NAVTOR, Reapit and Smart Communications.
Maurice was involved with the firm’s past investments in One.com (acquired by Cinven in 2019), Clavis Insight (acquired by Ascential plc in 2017 for $130 million), HighJump Software (acquired by Körber AG in 2017 for $750 million), Zinc Ahead (acquired by Veeva Systems in 2015 for $130 million), Endurance International Group (acquired by a private equity consortium in 2011 for $1.0 billion), iTradeNetwork (acquired by Roper Technologies in 2010 for $525 million) and Saber (acquired by EDS, later Hewlett Packard Enterprise, in 2007 for $460 million).
Maurice received a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.