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How Cities are Shaping our Future

How Cities are Shaping our Future

Rapid urbanisation is a defining trend of the 21st century with complex economic, geopolitical, environmental and social impacts that are profoundly changing the way we live, work and compete, writes InstarAGF president and chief executive Gregory Smith.

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The Future of Fibre

The Future of Fibre

Instar’s Jack Bittan chats to Byron Cantrall, CEO of LS Networks, and Marc Hudson, co-founder and former CEO of Rocket Fiber, about the rapidly growing opportunity in the fibre sector.

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The Human Impact of the Energy Transition

The Human Impact of the Energy Transition

Instar president and chief executive officer Gregory Smith and InstarAGF partner Jonathan Stone say this promise of a greener future requires as much focus on the transition itself as the final net-zero-carbon outcome.

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Keeping Green Energy Grounded

Keeping Green Energy Grounded

Infrastructure investors can drive decarbonisation. But achieving a more sustainable system that meets the growing demands of urbanisation requires a diverse energy mix, writes InstarAGF’s Gregory Smith.

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Sustaining Reliable Infrastructure in a Changing Energy Sector

Sustaining Reliable Infrastructure in a Changing Energy Sector

Jonathan A. Schein, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.’s managing director of global business development, recently spoke with Gregory Smith, president and CEO of InstarAGF Asset Management, about trends in renewable energy infrastructure, with a focus on bioenergy developments. An excerpt of that conversation follows.

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Harvesting Value in North America’s Farms

Harvesting Value in North America’s Farms

Recently, Chase McWhorter, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.’s managing director, Institutional Investing in Infrastructure, spoke with Will Chow, principal of InstarAGF Asset Management. Following is an excerpt of that conversation.

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Designing Flexible Solutions for Cities — and Communities — of the Future

Designing Flexible Solutions for Cities — and Communities — of the Future

In today’s rapidly changing and complex world, the need for strategic, reliable and accessible infrastructure has never been greater. Recently, Chase McWhorter, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.’s managing director, Institutional Investing in Infrastructure, spoke with Gregory Smith, president and CEO of InstarAGF Asset Management, about the most significant infrastructure trends developing in North America, and what that could mean for our future. An excerpt of that conversation follows.

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Press Releases

Instar Appoints New Managing Partner

View as PDF Toronto, Ontario (September 14, 2021) --- Instar Asset Management (“Instar” or the “Company”) today announced that Morty White, a seasoned private equity executive with over 25 years of experience in the North American middle market, has been appointed...

PRT Growing Services Establishes Green Loan Financing

View as PDF Supports company’s critical contribution to the forest sustainability supply chain Victoria, British Columbia (June 8, 2021) --- PRT Growing Services Ltd (“PRT” or the “Company”), the premier provider of critical growing services for container-grown forest...

Instar Completes Sale of Okanagan Wind

View as PDF Okanagan region’s first wind power facilities acquired by Alberta-based firm Toronto, Ontario (June 1, 2021) --- Instar Asset Management (“Instar” or “the Company”), today announced the sale of its 100% interest in Okanagan Wind, two wind power facilities...

Instar Expands Brand Footprint And Strategy

View as PDF Toronto, Ontario (May 26, 2021) — Instar Group Inc. (“Instar” or the “Company”), an independent alternative management firm focused on middle-market investment opportunities primarily in North America, today announced the rebranding of Instar Asset...

InstarAGF Completes Acquisition of LS Networks

View as PDF Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon (April 1, 2021) --- InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today completed its previously announced acquisition of LS Networks (“the “Company”), a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider...

InstarAGF Acquires PRT Growing Services from TriWest

View as PDF InstarAGF Acquires PRT Growing Services from TriWest Toronto, Ontario (April 1, 2021) — InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today announced it has acquired PRT Growing Services Ltd. (“PRT” or the “Company”), a leading reforestation logistics...

InstarAGF Agrees to Acquire LS Networks

View as PDF New partnership positions best-in-class digital pioneer for next phase of growth and connectivity in the Pacific Northwest Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon (October 15, 2020) —  InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”), today announced...

InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund II Achieves Final Close

View as PDF TORONTO, ONTARIO  (June 8, 2020) — InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”), an independent private capital management firm focused on North American middle-market infrastructure, today announced the final closing of its latest flagship...

InstarAGF Acquires Oilfield Water Logistics

View as PDF Leading midstream water infrastructure platform positioned for growth in North America TORONTO and DALLAS  (October 28, 2019) — InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today announced it has acquired Oilfield Water Logistics (“OWL”) alongside...

InstarAGF Sells Interest in Nieuport Aviation

View as PDF TORONTO, ONTARIO  (February 21, 2019) — InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today announced that it has sold its interest in Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners GP, the company that owns and operates the passenger terminal at the...