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Aureus Capital, LLC is a private equity investment firm focused on acquiring established, growing and profitable companies in the lower middle market.  We specialize in partnering with owners and management of companies as part of an acquisition strategy, management buyout, recapitalization or a family ownership transition.  

Corey Golde - Managing Director


Corey has over 20 years of private equity experience working with small and mid-size companies.  He has a hands-on approach and works closely with management teams to build enduring businesses and create value for stakeholders.


Corey was previously a Managing Director and co-founder of Goense Bounds & Partners, a $225 million middle market private equity fund.  Prior to Goense Bounds & Partners, he was one of four professionals managing approximately $300 million in direct private equity investments at Allstate Private Equity.  Corey has led growth strategies in both manufacturing and services business.  He currently sits on the Board of Directors of The Focal Point and Industrial Emergency Services. 


Corey earned a BS degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and a MM from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. 

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