The InStar Group


The InStar Group

The InStar Group is a full-service freight railcar leasing company established in 2016 in partnership with Two Sigma Private Investments. We are owner operators and/or investors in the freight railcar business in North America and provide the highest quality railcars on either a full service or net lease to North American shippers and railroads.

The InStar Group invests and offers all freight railcar types across all industries which it deems to be most efficient for the commodities carried with proven track record of consistent cash flow. We are flexible in our approach to investing in railcars and have the ability to own outright, participate in lease in/lease out arrangements, sale-leasebacks, joint ventures, management of 3rd party fleets or provide structured financial products for our customers.

The InStar Group management team is composed of seasoned industry professionals with manufacturing, leasing, railcar portfolio management and financing expertise. We maintain relationships with all major railcar manufacturers, other operating lessors, shippers, railroads, repair and maintenance facilities and financial institutions within the industry.

Two Sigma Private Investments

Two Sigma Private Investments (“TSPI”) is the private markets investment division of Two Sigma Investments, LP (“Two Sigma”). TSPI focuses on developing and executing private investment opportunities that provide diversifying sources of return for its investors. Investing largely on behalf of the proprietary capital of Two Sigma, TSPI employs a principal mindset, using its flexible capital base to create investment opportunities with the potential for asymmetric risk-rewards. TSPI has developed particular expertise in building business platforms with experienced operators and strategic partners across several industries including financial services, transportation and resources. The TSPI team is comprised of professionals with significant institutional private investment experience who also benefit from the strength of the Two Sigma platform.