Gratus Capital Management, an independent RIA based in Atlanta, Ga., has joined Focus Financial Partners, Focus announced today.

With over $800 million in client assets, Gratus provides investment and wealth management services to clients in the Southeast region of the U.S.

Former Morgan Stanley executive Hank McLarty founded the firm in 2006. Gratus has 10 employees, which includes McLarty and three other advisors.

“As a partner firm, Focus provides us with the capital and deal expertise to grow through strategic acquisitions, while still allowing us to maintain our boutique service model and focus on our clients,” said McLarty in a prepared statement.