With the financial backing of Heritage Partners, the private equity investment firm that controls it, Bennett Footwear Group has acquired the North American assets of Intershoe, including the well-known Via Spiga brand of footwear and a few other brands that still have potential for further development – VS, Nickels, Paloma and Studio Paolo. Bennett, a diversified supplier of branded and unbranded women’s and children’s shoes, got the Etienne Aigner footwear license late last year. Its branded footwear offerings also include the Franco Sarto and Danelle collections.