TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD (GJM), the largest, locally owned accounting, assurance, tax and consulting firm in Northwest Ohio will enhance their relationships with Ann Arbor, Mich.-based venture capital firm Plymouth Ventures as independent auditor for their new fund: Plymouth Venture Partners III, L.P. (PVP III). The PVP III engagement team is led by GJM Audit Partner and private equity specialist, Bob Bobek. "We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Plymouth Ventures and help them succeed in funding growth-stage companies in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan," said Bobek.
Mark Horne, Managing Partner of Plymouth Ventures added, "GJM has the depth and expertise we need as we continue to grow our venture fund activity. We are excited to launch our next fund. It's a great time to invest in this region, and we are seeing a steady flow of interesting new opportunities. This strong first close will allow us to seamlessly move from Fund II to Fund III, and continue to invest without interruption." After two months of initial fundraising, PVP III has a total of $39 million in signed commitments.
About Plymouth Venture Partners III, L.P.
Fund III is a follow-on fund to Plymouth Venture Partners I and II, which have collectively invested in 39 companies since 2003. Plymouth Venture Partners III invests in growth stage companies in the Great Lakes region. Plymouth Ventures is the manager for Plymouth Venture Partners I, Plymouth Venture Partners II, and Plymouth Venture Partners III. The company has four partners, Mark Horne, Ian Bund, Jeff Barry, and Kevin Terrasi. It is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.plymouthvc.com.
About Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD
Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD, a Toledo, Ohio based firm was named as one of Inside Public Accounting's Fastest-Growing Firms in 2011. Since its creation in 1996, GJM has grown through their commitment to industry expertise and quality service. As part of the McGladrey Alliance, GJM is a member of the premier affiliation of independent accounting firms, with over 6,700 professionals in 75 offices across the United States and 32,000 professionals in 100 countries globally.