Starklab’s EUR 4 Million Funding


Watson Farley & Williams, Ergon Avoctas and EDV Avocats advised Banque des Territoires on the transaction, DLGA Société d’Avocats advised Starklab.

The Banque des Territoires has finalized its subscription to a capital increase in the amount of 4 million euros in the company Starklab, specializing in technologies for sustainable development.

The Banque des Territoires has mobilized its own funds as part of its recovery plan and those of the Future Investments Program on behalf of the State. This operation is part of the Territories Innovation Program and is the winner of the “Dunkirk, Creative Energy” initiative led by the Urban Community of Dunkirk.

This fundraising will enable Starklab to accelerate the development of its gaseous waste treatment and energy performance solutions via heat recovery, in France and internationally. Created in 2018, Banque des Territoires is one of the five businesses of Caisse des Dépôts. It offers consultancy, loan financing and investment solutions to meet the needs of local communities, social housing organizations and local public enterprises with the objective of fighting against economic and social inequalities.

The Starklab company was founded in 2011 in the north of France and has around thirty employees. She innovated in particular by revisiting the principle of gas-liquid heat exchangers generally used in heat transfer processes.

WFW’s multidisciplinary team which advised Banque des Territoires was led by Thomas Rabain (partner), assisted by Guillaume Pouyet (counsel) and Arnaud Benezeth (associate) on corporate aspects. He was accompanied by Romain Girtanner (Picture, partner), Hélène Ibos (senior associate) and Hugues Leroux (associate) on the tax aspects of the transaction. Public law aspects were handled by Laurent Battoue (partner) and Antoine Bois-Minot (senior associate). Pauline Mordacq, partner in the firm Ergon Avoctas, and Emilie de Vaucresson, partner in the firm EDV Avocats, respectively intervened on aspects of labor law and intellectual property. Starklab was represented by DLGA Société d’Avocats with Charles Delavenne, partner, and Mickaël Labigne, associate.

Involved fees earner: Charles Delavenne – DLGA; Mickaël Labigne – DLGA; Emilie de Vaucresson – EDV Avocats; Pauline Mordacq – Ergon avocats; Laurent Battoue – Watson Farley & Williams; Arnaud Benezeth – Watson Farley & Williams; Antoine Bois-Minot – Watson Farley & Williams; Romain Girtanner – Watson Farley & Williams; Hélène Ibos – Watson Farley & Williams; Hugues Leroux – Watson Farley & Williams; Guillaume Pouyet – Watson Farley & Williams; Thomas Rabain – Watson Farley & Williams;

Law Firms: DLGA; EDV Avocats; Ergon avocats; Watson Farley & Williams;

Clients: Banque des Territoires; Starklab;