América Economía and Business News Americas Merge Operations

América Economía and Business News Americas (BNamericas) have merged their operations, creating the largest business information company in Latin America.

The combined publishing operations of América Economía and BNamericas reach, acc0rding to the companies, an audience of more than one million business people and executives interested in Latin America, with coverage in Portuguese, Spanish and English in both online and print formats.

América Economía's print edition  has 350,000 readers, and more than half a million unique users on, as well as the AETecno and MBA & Executive Education specialized channels. With offices in Miami, Florida; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; Lima, Peru; and Santiago, Chile;  AmericaEconomia was founded by Elias Selman and Nils Stranberg in 1987.

BNamericas is a business information company focused on projects, investment and business opportunities in Latin America. Founded 16 years ago by Greg Barton, its current CEO, BNamericas is a regional leader in industry intelligence with its range of daily news, data and analysis on 12 industries including mining, oil and gas, electric power, infrastructure, transportation, banking, water, insurance, telecommunications and technology.

Based in Santiago, Chile, BNamericas has 160 employees in six countries in Latin America, more than 1,200 corporate subscribers in 35 countries and approximately 750,000 unique users on its website

"The merger between América Economía and BNamericas is a milestone in my career as an entrepreneur in the information and communications business in Latin America," said the publisher of América Economía, Elias Selman. "Having created in 1987 the first Latin American business magazine, whose importance and authority no one today disputes, I felt it necessary to undertake an initiative in the realm of new media, that lets us move forward with my original idea of being the most important and largest company in the field of economic, political and business information in the region."

"When I launched BNamericas 16 years ago, my dream was to make it the largest business information company in the region, and I'm very excited about the potential of this merger," said BNamericas' CEO Greg Barton.

Sylvain Chevalier asumió como ceo de Havas Media Group México, la renovada división de medios del grupo que nace en el marco de un proceso de reorganización impulsada por el ceo global de Havas, David Jones. El profesional que trabajaba como director general de Media Planning Group (MPG) será el líder ejecutivo de la nueva unidad.

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