Lucia Capital Group, a San Diego wealth management firm whose principals include Ray Lucia Jr. and Joe Lucia, the son and nephew of longtime local financial advisor Ray Lucia, said it acquired West Coast Asset Management of Montecito, an advisory firm that manages about $170 million in assets.

Financial terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed, but WCAM’s two principal officers, Lance Helfert and Atticus Lowe, will join Lucia Capital’s research and investment management group.

The move follows Lucia Capital’s announced growth plans to add strategic acquisitions to the firm’s registered investment advisor, Lucia Wealth Services.

With the addition of WCAM, Lucia Capital now has 17 offices nationwide and about 70 employees, and through subsidiaries and affiliates, oversees about $2.3 billion in client assets.