Avista Takes Rest of Thompson

MidOcean Partners has agreed to sell its interest in Thompson Publishing Group to Avista Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Thompson Publishing is a Washington, D.C.-based provider of subscription-based information services. MidOcean acquired its interest in May 2004, and one year later helped back the company’s strategic acquisition of Sheshunoff. Avista acquired a position from Credit Suisse earlier this year. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />