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.

Tractor Trailer Truck-Themed Deal Toy

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Luxury Car IPO Tombstone

Lucite tombstone marking the initial public offering of Australian luxury car dealer Autosports Group. The Sydney-based company was founded in 2006.

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Airline Notes Offering Tombstone

Lucite tombstone marking a notes offering by United Airlines parent United Continental Holdings.

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Bus-Themed Deal Tombstone

Bus-themed deal tombstone commemorating a strategic investment by private equity firm Silver Lake Partners in FlixBus. FlixBus operates intercity bus service in 20 countries across Europe.

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Inflight Catering Deal Toy

Inflight catering deal toy marking the acquisition of Servair. Based in Zurich, Servair provides food services to over 300 airlines globally.

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NOL Container Shipping Deal Toy

Container shipping deal toy marking the acquisition of Singapore-based NOL (Neptune Orient Lines) by CMA CGM.

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Conveyor Belt-Themed Deal Toy

Conveyor belt-themed deal toy marking the acquisition of Wisconsin-based Dorner by Swedish private equity firm EQT. Dorner designs and manufactures conveyor systems.

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Highway-Themed Deal Tombstone

Highway-themed deal tombstone marking the acquisition of the Pocahontas Parkway in Virginia.

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Toll Road Sale Tombstone

Lucite tombstone recognizing the sale of Northwest Parkway, a toll road in the Denver, Colorado area.

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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.