MGM SpA, which already owns Trezeta and licenses Fila inline skates, has taken over Kayland, another Italian outdoor shoe brand held since 2005 by Novation. The two brands are positioned differently: While Trezeta specializes in hiking boots and other low-mountain footwear, Kayland is a more technical high-mountain brand, and it has a contract with Gore-Tex. More on the takeover in the next Outdoor Industry Compass.