- Plastics packaging company RPC Group said a deadline had been extended for potential suitors Apollo Global Management and Bain Capital to make a firm offer for the company.

The pair had until 5 November to make an offer but discussions were continuing, RPC said.

UK regulators had granted an extension of the deadline until 3 December.

'A further announcement will be made when appropriate,' RPC said.

'There can be no certainty that any offer will be made for the company, nor as to the terms on which any offer might be made.'

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