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.

Toll Road-Themed Tombstone

Toll road-themed tombstone marking the sale of a stake in Indonesia’s Cikopo-Palimanan Toll Road, the nation’s longest.

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Towboat/Barge-Themed Deal Toy

Custom deal toy marking the acquisition of the marine assets of Settoon Towing, including 35 towboats and 63 liquid tank barges. Settoon is based in Pierre Part, Louisiana.

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Mooring Rope and Pier-Themed Tombstone

Deal tombstone with mooring rope commemorating a bond issue for MSC Cruises. The cruise line is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Mountain-Themed Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy commemorating the acquisition of a stake in Northwest Parkway. The toll road is located in the Denver metropolitan area.

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Oil Tanker-Themed Deal Tombstone

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Tour Bus-Themed Deal Toy

Tour bus-themed deal toy marking the acquisition of the Sydney Explorer tour bus service . The Australian company was acquired by UK-based Big Bus Tours.

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Satcom Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy recognizing the acquisition of the maritime and land commercial satellite communications firm Marlink.

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Back view of Lucite tombstone marking the acquisition of Marlink, a maritime and land satcom firm.

Airplane-Themed Deal Tombstone

Airplane-themed deal tombstone recognizing the sale of Flightstar Aircraft Services. The Jacksonville, Florida-based firm was sold by Moelis Capital Partners.

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LNG Tanker-Themed Crystal Deal Toy

LNG tanker-themed crystal deal toy commemorating the sale of gas fields located offshore Western Australia. The fields were sold by BHP Billiton.

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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.