Transportation

The transportation-themed deal toys shown here take inspiration from planes, freighters, boats, buses, drones, and more. The industry also utilizes commemoratives for service awards and operator certifications.

Mountain-Themed Lucite Tombstone

Mountain-themed Lucite tombstone marking the acquisition TNT Truck Parts, a provider of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts. The company operates out of locations in Missoula, Great Falls, and Kalispell, Montana, as well as Spokane, Washington.

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Garbage Truck-Themed Crystal Tombstone

Garbage truck-themed crystal tombstone marking the acquisition of Amrep, an Ontario, California-based waste equipment manufacturer.

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Aerospace Industry Deal Toy

Custom Lucite tombstone marking the acquisition of Midwest Precision, an Ohio-based manufacturer of complex defense and aerospace components.

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World Map-Themed Tombstone

Crystal tombstone, incorporating a laser-etched map of the world, commemorating an international bond issue PARK24. The Tokyo-based company operates and manages parking facilities in Japan.

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Commercial Van-Themed Deal Toy

Commercial van-themed deal toy marking the acquisition of M Group Services, a provider of services to utilities in the UK and Ireland. The acquirer, European private equity firm PAI partners, was advised by Evercore.

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Automobile Software Deal Toy

Custom deal toy celebrating an equity investment in SpinCar, a Syracuse, New York-based firm that offers software allowing car dealers to display vehicles online with 360-degree images.

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Crystal Airplane-Themed Deal Tombstone

Crystal deal tombstone recognizing notes issued by online travel group eDreams ODIGEO.

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iPhone-Themed Crystal Tombstone

iPhone-themed crystal tombstone celebrating Series B funding for Mojio, a California-based SaaS provider for connected cars.

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Railway-Themed Deal Toy

Railway-themed deal toy commemorating the acquisition of VR Track Oy. The Finnish company provides railway construction, maintenance, and design services.

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Transportation Deal Toys

You’ll find beginning with the galleries on this page images of over 200 financial tombstones from the transportation sector. The deals commemorated here represent a full range of transportation modes and services. You’ll see deal toys featuring cars, airplanes, buses, railroads, trucks, motorcycles, subway systems, helicopters, light and passenger rail, passenger ships—to name just a few.

You’ll also find a number of deal toys with designs that play off many of the trappings commonly associated with the transportation industry. These include, for example, tombstone designs featuring highway signs, steering wheels, propellors, compasses, airline tickets, shipping containers, tunnels, traffic lights, tollbooths, port facilities, and parking lots.

You’ll recognize among these deal tombstones many of the sector’s highest-profile companies and players. These include international brands such as J.B. Hunt, Daimler, Airbus, Boeing, CMA CGM, Lyft, Kerry Logistics, HMM, Danaos, Expedia, Hyundai, United, Maersk, General Motors, Air Canada, and United.

But the deal toy galleries here also highlight a number of less prominent players and deals from the transportation space. Those include the acquisition of a firm specializing in airline shopping data; Series B financing for a SaaS provider for connected cars; the acquisition of an Austrian manufacturer of headlight systems; the initial public offering for an Australian luxury car dealer; and the acquisition of a Texas-based company specializing in automatic tire inflation systems for trailers.

The galleries also feature designs that recognize deals outside the transportation sector, ones that nevertheless have relevant themes. These deal tombstones include, for instance, a bicycle-themed design celebrating the sale of a group of Dutch hotels; one with a tram theme marking several transactions in the Swiss telecom sector; and a Roman galley-inspired piece commemorating a landmark media transaction.

Finally, there are pieces included here that are unrelated to any financial transaction. These commemorate achievements in the sector. They include the surpassing of a user milestone for a public transportation app, and of a growth milestone for a corporate intermodal fleet.