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.

Auto Industry Deal Toy with Embedded Cable

Deal toy marking the acquisition of Dieter Braun GmbH, a supplier of cable assemblies for the automobile industry.

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License Plate-Themed Deal Tombstone

License plate-themed deal tombstone marking the sale of a stake in Utsch AG. The German firm produces vehicle license plates with security features.

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Armored Car-Themed Tombstone

Armored car-themed tombstone marking the acquisition of Peruvian cash management company Hermes. The acquisition was made by The Carlyle Group.

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Airport Property Sale Commemorative

Lucite commemorative marking the sale of a stake in airport properties in Sweden. The interest in the properties, which include warehouses, offices, and hangars, was purchased from GE Capital.

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Container Ship-Themed Tombstone

Container ship-themed tombstone marking the acquisition of Atlanta-based American Global Logistics. The acquirer, NexPhase Capital, is a New York private equity group.

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Parking Lot-Themed Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy marking the acquisition of South Korean parking management firm Hiparking. The acquirer was VIG Partners, a private equity firm based in South Korea and formerly known as Vogo Investment.

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Electric Bus-Themed Lucite Tombstone

Lucite tombstone commemorating the roll out of a fleet of all-electric buses for Louisville, Kentucky-based TARC (The Transit Authority of The River City). TARC now operates a total of 15 all-electric buses.

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Container Ship Deal Toy

Container shipping deal toy recognizing financing provided by Clifford Capital to PSA Panama. The funds are earmarked for expansion of the Rodman port, one of the entrances to the Panama Canal on the Pacific Ocean side.

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Logistics and Warehousing-Themed Deal Toy

Logistics and warehousing-themed deal toy marking the acquisition of a Dubai logistics park by investment management firm Arcapita.

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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.