Pentland Group has taken over AmAsia International, an American footwear company that markets several proprietary brands and acts as a sourcing partner for major brands and retailers in the UK and the USA. It has design facilities in Boston and a sampling and sourcing facility in Dongguan City, in the Guang Dong province of China, employing 60 people. Pentland hasx set up a new company, Footwear Sourcing International, to continue the business, including the marketing of AmAsia’s brands – Caressa, Mushrooms, SRO, Allure and Protegé. FSI will operate as a division of Pentland. Norman Finn, president and founder of AmAsia, will act as president of FSI, with Ted Finn acting as executive vice president.