Grupo Perfil was created in 1976 when Alberto and Jorge Fontevecchia, father and son, merged their publishing companies to create Editorial Perfil S.A., specialized in magazine publishing at a local and regional level.
It publishes about 50 magazines all over the world, focusing on the general information, entertainment and female products segments. Even though most of its publications in Argentina also belong to these segments, the group also runs journalistic content in biweekly newspaper Perfil, its web portal (Perfil.com), which is among the ten most visited in the country, and magazine Noticias. In recent years, it has also invested in the audiovisual sector, with open TV channel Net TV, run alongside Kuarzo Entertainment, which produces all the content. Other media to follow are Caras TV and two radio stations, a news only station and a music only station.
In Brazil, Perfil has a market share of 21% according to the company itself. Magazine Caras is its strong point, having developed a very powerful brand and even having an island where production takes place. In 2014 and 2015 the group bought 17 magazines owned by Editorial Abril that ranked among the best-selling publications. Considering all its media in the region, Perfil is the news-stand top selling magazine company in Ibero-America.
The group also operates in Portuguese-speaking markets such as Portugal and Angola, where it purchased four magazines from German publishing group Bauer and a female content portal.
Joint stock corporation
Jorge and Antonio Fontevecchia are Editorial Perfil S.A.’s founders. Among Grupo Perfil’s shareholders is Nelva Elvira Balbina López de Fontevecchia, Antonio’s wife and Jorge’s mother.
Other Print Outlets
Newspaper Perfil (26,941 issues)
Caras (35,602 issues)
Noticias de la semana (31,698 issues)
Mía (9,716 issues)
Weekend (29,600 issues)
Super Campo (9,081 issues)
Parabrisas (15.587 issues)
Buenos Aires Times
Other TV Outlets
Net TV (1%)
Other Radio Outlets
Other Online Outlets
Buenos Aires Times
Magazine Caras (Uruguay, Portugal, Brazil and Angola)
Arquitetura & Construção (Brazil)
Minha Casa (Brazil)
Você RH (Brazil)
Você s/a (Brazil)
Aventuras na História (Brazil)
Vida Simples (Brazil)
Bons Fluidos (Brazil)
Minha novela (Brazil)
Ana Maria (Brazil)
Viva Mais (Brazil)
Sou Mais Eu (Brazil)
Canal de TV SIC Caras (Portugal)
Magazine Du Shi Li Ren (China)
Magazine Mei Shi Tang (China)
Magazine Pinwei (China)
Magazine Pin Wei Qi Che Feng Shang (China)
Affiliated Interests Founder
Alberto comes from the print media industry. In 1950 he founded Linotipía Fobera S.A, which started editing its own publications years later. Jorge created his own publishing house in 1975 and, a year later, father and son merged their companies and publications to create Editorial Perfil, which later became the starting point of their multimedia group.
California 2715, city of Buenos Aires
Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
Circulation data are the monthly averages of October 2018 according to the Circulation Verification Institute (IVC).
The share of Net TV is the average of 2018 according to consulting agency Kantar Ibope.
Internet share was obtained from SimilarWeb.