The company is in advanced talks with a private-equity buyer, sources said, adding that a deal could be announced as soon as today which would draw to a close a more than yearlong sales process, the Journal noted.
The identity of the likely private-equity buyer couldn't be learned.
Compuware launched a sales process last year after activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. tried to buy the company. In 2012, Elliott made an unsolicited $11-a-share bid that valued Compuware at around $2.4 billion.
Elliott still owns a big stake in the company. It couldn't be learned what would happen with that stake as part of any deal, the Journal said.
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