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.

Safety Cone-Themed Crystal Tombstone

Custom crystal tombstone featuring a 3D etched traffic safety cone. The tombstone commemorates a partnership between Stay Alert Safety Services and RVH Capital. Stay Alert is a provider of traffic control products and services, and has four locations in North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Bankruptcy Plan Confirmation Deal Toy

oil and gas-themed tombstone recognizing the order confirming the Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan for Houston-based Geokinetics, a seismic data and testing firm.

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Airplane-Themed Crystal Deal Toy

Airplane-themed deal toy marking notes issues by eDreams ODIGEO, an online travel group.

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LG-ZKW Deal Toy

Crystal deal toy commemorating the acquisition of ZKW, an Austrian automotive lighting and headlight systems manufacturer. The acquisition was the largest to date by LG.

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Indiana-Themed Custom Lucite

Indiana-themed custom Lucite commemorating an agreement regarding transportation and infrastructure funding in the state. The funds will be raised by the Indiana Toll Road operator though increased tolls for commercial trucks and heavy vehicles.

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Tanker-Themed Crystal Deal Toy

Tanker-themed crystal deal toy recognizing a debt facility for Teekay LNG partners, an owner and operator of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.

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LNG carrier-themed deal tombstone marking a debt facility for Teekay LNG Partners. Teekay owns and operates liquefied natural gas carriers.

Shipping-Themed Crystal Tombstone

Shipping-themed crystal tombstone, incorporating a tanker, commemorating an investment by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries. Bain & Company, KPMG, and law firm Shin & Kim acted as advisers in the transaction.

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Recycling Truck-Themed Tombstone

Recycling truck-themed Lucite tombstone commemorating the initial public offering (IPO) of Befesa, a Frankfurt, Germany-based metals recycling group.

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Motorcycle Helmet-Themed Deal Tombtone

Custom crystal deal tombstone commemorating loan facilities provided for Komine. The Tokyo-based firm provides motorcycle equipment, including helmets and apparel. Tokyo Star Bank acted as mandated lead arranger, bookrunner, and agent in the transaction.

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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.