Permira and Hellman & Friedman, investment firms, have acquired Zendesk.
Zendesk is a CRM company that builds software designed to improve customer relationships.
“This is the start of a new chapter for Zendesk,” said Mikkel Svane, CEO of Zendesk. “With Hellman & Friedman and Permira’s support, we’ll continue to execute on our long-term strategy with our customers as our top priority, taking full advantage of the opportunity we see to help businesses navigate the expectations and demands of their customers.”
Qatalyst Partners and Goldman Sachs are serving as financial advisors to Zendesk. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is serving as Zendesk’s legal advisor.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is serving as financial advisor to the investor group. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is acting as M&A counsel to the investor group and Permira. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is serving as financing counsel to the investor group. Kirkland & Ellis LLP is serving as counsel to Hellman & Friedman.