Classic Capital, based in Short Hills, N.J., has merged with Buckingham Asset Management, a financial services firm based in St. Louis, Mo., bringing with it $225 million in assets under management, Focus Financial Partners LLC announced.

Focus Financial Partners is an international partnership of independent wealth management firms. Buckingham operates as one of those partners and will have eight offices with the addition of the one in New Jersey. Classic Capital will assume the Buckingham name.

Classic Capital and Buckingham provide investment management and financial planning services to individuals, families and institutional retirement plans. Buckingham plans to acquire two additional firms in the next few months to continue its growth, Buckingham says