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.

Reward Card-Themed Lucite Tombstone

Custom Lucite tombstone marking the acquisition of Aeroplan, an airline customer loyalty program. The acquisition was made by a consortium led by Air Canada, and also including Visa Canada, CIBC, and TD Bank.

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Lucite deal toy marking the acquisition by a consortium led by Air Canada of the Aeroplan loyalty program. The consortium also includes TD Bank, CIBC, and Visa Canada.

Jet Fighter-Themed Deal Tombstone

Lucite deal tombstone marking a rights issue by Sweden’s Saab. The company is looking to fulfill a large defense contract received from the U.S. Air Force for the T-X trainer aircraft.

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Airplane-themed Lucite tombstone commemorating a rights issue by Saab to fulfill a large defense contracts from Brazil and the United States.

Airplane Financing Crystal Tombstone

Custom crystal tombstone, incorporating an internal, 3D laser-etched airplane, commemorating the financing of four new Airbus 320 aircraft by Florida-based Spirit Airlines.

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Airport Concession Deal Tombstone

Deal tombstone commemorating the award of a 25-year to operate Jamaica’s Norman Manley International Airport.

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Airplane-Themed Acquisition Deal Toy

Airplane-themed crystal deal toy marking the acquisition of Routehappy, a New York-based airline shopping data provider.

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Tire-Themed Lucite Tombstone

Tire-themed Lucite tombstone marking the acquisition of tire shredding business CM Recycling Equipment Solutions.

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Crystal Tombstone for Shipyard Acquisition

Custom crystal tombstone marking the acquisition of Louisiana-based Leevac Shipyards. The purchaser, Gulf Island Fabrication, is headquartered in Houston.

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Airport Runway-Themed Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy, including an airport runway and an embedded pewter airplane, commemorating the sale of Copenhagen Airport.

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Wedge-shaped Lucite tombstone with embedded pewter airplane the acquisition of a stake in the Copenhagen Airport. The stake was sold to Denmark's ATP pension fund by Australian capital fund Macquarie.

Train Car-Themed Crystal Deal Toy

Crystal railway-themed deal toy commemorating refinancing for UK-based Porterbrook, a firm which leases railway rolling stock and other related railroad equipment.

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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.