Financial Tombstone Tomb

1981

The Corporate Presence is launched

1991

90’s recession

2001

Dot-com bubble deflating at full speed

2008

The Global Financial Crisis

Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Wachovia Securities, Robertson Stephens, Alex. Brown & Sons….
Because we are so often asked if we still have deal toys representing these firms, we wanted to showcase some of them here. This archive highlights some of the pieces we designed for these clients. We show them here as a way of honoring all our clients—both past and present.
“Mr. Six”, shown here, performed a memorably manic dance in Six Flags commercials to the Vengaboys song “We Like to Party.” The Mr. Six character, was “retired” only to be “revived”—just as many former Lehman employees re-emerged as part of Barclays and Nomura.
This Lehman deal wasn’t exactly rocket science: it actually involved a medical education firm. Almost 10 years later, the company is still part of Bain’s portfolio.
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Refresh Everything with Pepsi—including your bank’s name. After a couple of evolutionary steps and name changes, what was originally SSB lives on—-but as parts of Citi and Morgan Stanley.