WSJ News Exclusive | Zendesk close to striking buyout deal with Hellman and conglomerates including Friedman & Permira, say sources

zendesk Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, is close to a deal with a group of buyout firms that is reviving a failed attempt to sell itself in one of the biggest private-equity acquisitions of the year.

A deal with a group that includes Hellman & Friedman LLC and Permira is expected in the coming days, assuming talks do not fall apart, the people said. Price could not be ascertained.