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.

Automobile-Themed Crystal Tombstone

Automobile-themed crystal tombstone commemorating the sale of the Control Systems division of ZF. This division of the German firm manufactures electronic parts for auto dashboards, including those regulating heating and air conditioning.

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Car-themed deal toy marking the sale of the Control Systems division of ZF. The unit produces electronic parts for car dashboards, including panels for the modular steering column,  as well as heating and air conditioning systems.

Auto Parts-Themed Deal Toy

Auto parts-themed deal toy marking the acquisition of Fenix Parts, a recycler and reseller of automotive parts.

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Nautical-Themed Deal Toy

Nautical-themed deal toy commemorating an investment in Safe Harbor Marinas, the world’s largest owner and operator of marinas.

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Lucite Deal Toy with Pewter Rail Car

Custom Lucite deal toy with embedded pewter rail car commemorating facilities tied to the acquisition of RGCX. The company manages railcars operating in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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Formel D Car-Themed Lucite Tombstone (8LJW119)

Car-themed financial tombstone commemorating the sale of Formel D. The German company is a provider of support services for the auto industry, including those related to retooling, quality assurance, and post-processing.

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Automobile Plant-Themed Deal Toy (Side View)

Waterfront-Themed Deal Tombstone

Lucite tombstone marking the sale of the Stigsborg Waterfront in northern Denmark.

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Shipping Industry Deal Tombstone

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Crystal Deal Tombstone

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Sailboat-Themed Deal Toy

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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.