As the industry consolidates, GW & Wade was one of several firms that Focus acquired; another was Dion Money Management, which according to its website, has offices in Williamstown and Burlington.
A press release issued by Focus did not include financial details of the transactions that made these firms its "partners."
"Through the transaction, Focus partners realize part of the equity value that they have created in their successful companies," Focus said in its release. "At the same time, the partners maintain their operational independence."
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)