Dinosaur Deal Toys: See Tombstones from The 1990’s!

December 7, 2015 by David Parry

If you’re a first-year analyst and missed out on the HFS deal, you have a fairly good excuse. Most likely you had not yet been born. And Petco, Pabst, Party City and some of the other deals included here? You were probably, technically,...

European Deal Toys: See Some Recent Highlights

November 19, 2015 by David Parry

Bankers are always curious to see tombstones designed for competing banks—and even more so if they had some familiarity with the underlying deal itself. The sad fact is that many bankers rarely get to see deal toys from outside their group, let...

True Halloween Horror Story: 44 Days inside a Lucite Box!

October 22, 2015 by David Parry

We’ve done our best to teach you about the many virtues of Lucite. Its resiliency. Its permanence. Its versatility. Its durability. Lucite’s unique capacity to preserve, project, and further your organization’s brand. To keep your...

Project Goldfish? Project Zeus? More Great Code Name-Inspired Deal Toys

October 16, 2015 by David Parry

Eagles or Falcons? If we’re talking about the weekly NFL pool, you probably want to steer clear of the Eagles. And if you’re considering a code name for a deal, you may want to steer clear of both. Falcons and Eagles, in fact, figure...

The Tombstone Tomb: Tech Edition

September 28, 2015 by David Parry

Our two previous posts in this series (The Tombstone Tomb and More Tales from The Crypt) generated so much interest that we wanted to provide another installment. But not without addressing again a very basic concern: namely, that we might come...

Harvard, Yoga, “George of The Jungle”: What’s Become of These 2005 Deals 10 Years Later?

September 15, 2015 by David Parry

Deal tombstones are necessarily time-bound; they commemorate the closing of a given deal, and celebrate, as well, all the time and effort that went into achieving that closing. But what about the rest of the story? What happens in the weeks,...

Car & Motorcycle Deal Toys: Yet Another Thrill-Packed Gallery

September 4, 2015 by David Parry

The tremendous response to our post several months ago on car and motorcycle deal toys prompted us to reach back again into our archives. Because let’s face it: September can be a busy month… and you may not have time this year to join the...

Check It Out: Iconic New York Deal Toys… from MSG to Manischewitz

August 20, 2015 by David Parry

No, we’re not talking about New York souvenirs. Foam Statue of Liberty crowns. Big Apple shot glasses. Ceramic yellow taxi banks. Subway token ornaments… If you’re truly interested in these, there’s a guy selling all this and more...

All Kinds of Money: Great Currency-Themed Deal Toys

July 30, 2015 by David Parry

Currency-themed deal toys can play off a variety of creative options, including symbols, nicknames, maps, and flags. Samurai. Yankee. Bulldog. Rembrandt. Dim Sum. Kimchi… Over the years we’ve designed deal toys reflecting the full spectrum...