Vantage Financial has purchased 100% stocks of M&E Investment Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares and conducted business under the name Barney Guttman and Associates.

As a result of the transaction, M&E has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Vantage and will operate in Pittsburgh, as Barney Guttman and Associates, a Vantage Financial group company.

Vantage also acquired the money management practice of John Bogert, certified public accountant. The acquisition of this Ohio-based firm was completed in August 2007. Carl Ferrazza, a Vantage principal and producer, is the new managing owner of this practice.

Martin Uhle, president and CEO of Vantage, said: The addition of M&E/Barney Guttman and Associates and John Bogert’s practice to the Vantage family further strengthens our commitment to growing our business regionally. We will continue to offer our clients the highest levels of service and expertise in the areas of financial planning, group benefits, and advisement.