Onor, a prominent international group with over 200 million in sales, has acquired the French mochi specialist So Mochi. This move is strategic for Onor, enabling it to bolster its high-end specialty food portfolio. Guided by Waterland Private Equity, this acquisition signifies Onor’s fourth such move and further expands its diverse product offerings that already include specialties like macarons, pasties, and cakes. Founded in 2017 in La Ciotat by Julien Biondo and Jonathan Stioui, So Mochi has elevated the mochi market in France and Europe, becoming one of the top players. This acquisition aims to merge So Mochi’s expertise in combining French artisanal ice cream with traditional Asian rice paste with Onor’s broader market strategy. With daily production surpassing 70,000 mochis, So Mochi serves both HORECA and retail markets under different brands. Onor’s CEO, Alexandre Vigneron, and So Mochi’s CEO, Julien Biondo, both expressed enthusiasm about the synergy and growth opportunities this acquisition would bring. Prior acquisitions by Onor include a macaron specialist and renowned suppliers in the UK, cementing its presence in both France and international markets.

Food and Beverage, Private Equity,France, Europe

So Mochi Joins Onoré Group and Enhances its High-End Specialty Food Offering