Insurance software maker Ebix said it has made a takeover approach for Xchanging, valuing the outsourcing company at about £450 million.

US-based Ebix said it sent a letter to Xchanging outlining a potential cash offer for the company at 175 pence per share.

Xchanging, which confirmed the talks, has already agreed to a £412 million cash offer from Capita which was submitted last month.