Two Latin American biz news operations to merge

Business News Americas

América Economía and Business News Americas have signed a memorandum of understanding to merge their operations, creating the largest business news company in Latin America.

The combined publishing operations of América Economía and BNamericas reach an audience of more than 1 million business people and executives interested in Latin America, with coverage in Portuguese, Spanish and English in both online and print formats.

América Economía is a business news publication in Latin America in Spanish and Portuguese, with 350,000 readers of its print edition, and more than half a million unique users of its website

América Economía has offices in Miami, Florida; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; Lima, Peru; and Santiago, Chile; and 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 of its website

Read more here. Talking Biz News examined the operations of Business News Americas in June during a visit to Santiago.