Withdrawal could pave the way for Capita takeover

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Private equity house Apollo is no longer interested in buying Xchanging, the outsourcing firm announced this morning.

This could pave the way for rival outsourcer Capita’s 160p-a-share bid to succeed.

Xchanging’s board had recommended Apollo’s offer “in the absence of a higher offer”.

The first closing date for Capita’s offer is 16 November.