GALA Kerzen

GALA Kerzen Group (GALA) is a leading manufacturer of candles and accessories, including scented and pillar candles, tea lights and related accessories, such as glass holders.

GALA’s business model is based on a multi-channel approach, with products sold under the GALA brand and under private label through various retailers, factory outlets and online.

GALA has two manufacturing sites, one at its headquarters in Wörnitz, which produces a wide range of products and specialises in highly automated, large volume orders and its second site is in Hungary, which produces a smaller, but more specialised product range and fulfils the business’ packaging and labour intensive orders.

As well as being a member of The European Candle Association, GALA meets all relevant environmental and social governance standards, operates best-practice production processes and recycles all unsold or defective products by melting them into the raw material mixture used for new products.

Investment Date

Feb 2016



Business Description

Consumer Goods

Revenue at ACQ.


Employees at ACQ.


Investment Type

Primary MBO

Equistone constructively contributed to finding an entrepreneurial mid-cap succession solution at Gala Candles.