Maurice Hernandez joined Accel-KKR in 2007 and is a Managing Director. Maurice started the firm’s London office where he heads the firm’s buyout and growth equity investment activities in Europe.
Prior to joining Accel-KKR, 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 enterprise software and technology-enabled services sectors. Maurice previously worked at Needham & Company where he worked with emerging enterprise technology businesses on mergers, acquisitions and capital raising. Earlier in his career, Maurice worked at Robertson Stephens, a growth sector focused investment bank, and Excite.com, a leading web services portal.
Maurice is involved with Accel-KKR’s investments in Basware, Duett, Kantata, Kerridge CS, NAVTOR, Reapit and Smart Communications.
Maurice was involved with the firm’s past investments in One.com (acquired by Cinven in 2019 for $330 million), 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.