More Dinosaur Deal Toys – See Tombstones From The 1990’s!

January 29, 2021 by David Parry

Over the years we've presented several retrospectives featuring some of our more vintage deal toy designs. This particular collection of "Dinosaur Deal Toys" was originally published in 2016, and focuses on relics from the 90's. If you're...

Landmark IPO Deal Toys: KKR, Apple, Shrek & More!

December 15, 2020 by David Parry

Twitter, Google, KKR, Facebook, Palm, Apple, DreamWorks.... They're only some of the high-profile IPO's we've commemorated over the years. Why dwell on these tombstones from the past---some of which go back to the 80's and 90's? Yes, they...

Burgers, Bulbs, and Bavarian Tech: Some Recent European Deal Toys

November 9, 2020 by David Parry

In the many months since our last round-up of European deal toys, more than a few transactions have come our way. This post only covers a handful of the resulting deal toys we've recently designed; but the collection should give you a sense of...

Honoring the Guy Who Attacked You with a Four Iron

October 28, 2020 by David Parry

Over the years we've designed deal toys and custom awards in many media, including crystal, resin, and wood. This post from 2013 pays special tribute to our one of our favorite materials, Lucite, and to Halloween. We’ve done our best to teach...

An Unwitting Commemorative of “Nightmare Eve”

October 12, 2020 by David Parry

(This is another in a series of posts, leading up to The Corporate Presence's 40th anniversary, that will focus on noteworthy deals we have commemorated). "What's that place called again where the Broncos play?". That's the question that was...

The Megadeal Signed at a Food Stamps Office

October 6, 2020 by David Parry

(This is another in a series of posts, leading up to The Corporate Presence's 40th anniversary, that will focus on noteworthy deals we have commemorated). It's hard to imagine which of these might've been more satisfying. Selling your company...

Some Landmark M&A Deals—And Their Deal Toys (Updated)

September 21, 2020 by David Parry

The M&A deals commemorated here involved not only individuals like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, and Robert Iger...but also a Ukrainian immigrant and a former Yahoo engineer. They involved firms like Blackstone, Moelis,...

MORE Landmark M&A Deals—And Their Deal Toys (Updated)

December 5, 2019 by David Parry

You go to sleep convinced you’ve pulled off a mega deal…only to find out the next morning that it’s been snatched away from you—in the middle of the night, a continent away. See which deal we’re talking about below in the follow-up to our...

Real Estate Tombstones: 7 Iconic Buildings & Properties (Updated)

August 27, 2019 by David Parry

Europe's largest office building. New York City's most expensive rental. The building is nicknamed "The Bottle Opener". The hotel was created by feuding blue-blood cousins. They're all here---and more---in our Real Estate Tombstones of...