Olaf Zachert (born in 1977) is the managing partner of Zachert Private Equity GmbH. He initially began his career in journalism and interned in 1995 at telefacts.tv Produktionsgesellschaft mbH in Essen as a television producer and reporter. He passed through various production departments there at RTL Television and the newspaper BILD Zeitung.
He then changed to Bloomberg TV London, a 100% subsidiary of the international financial information service Bloomberg L.P. His focus was on German DAX-listed companies, technology stocks and the New Market. When he was in his early 20s, he founded News Network, a media enterprise with eight national locations and more than 300 employees. In the year 2000, the company was contracted as a technical and production service provider for the stock exchange reporting of Bloomberg TV.
Due to the insolvency of Pro7 Sat1 AG at the time, restructuring and the financing client relationships followed through Crown business consultancy, at first for media enterprises and later on also for mid-sized business nationwide. In 2005, the transition to the private equity segment began. Through Thangol Holding, various investments were realised successfully in diverse industries (e.g. tourism, real estate, producing trade, services).
Zachert returned to the media industry on request by an investor in 2013 and became a member of the management board of Publishers Partners GmbH. He restructured the publisher and aligned it successfully on the online TV channel doppio.tv with headquarters in Berlin. He left the management on his own wishes in 2016 and since 2017, he has worked independently again as an investor in various industries.
A team of professionals supports him in consulting, due diligence topics, controlling and taxes, in the legal field and in the back-office.