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.

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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Port and Crane-Themed Deal Toy

Port and crane-themed deal toy commemorating a financing for DP World London Gateway Port. The deep-sea container terminal is located 25 miles from Central London.

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Aircraft-Themed Deal Tombstone

Airplane-themed deal tombstone marking an acquisition by British aircraft services company BBA Aviation of Landmark Aviation. BBA purchased from the Carlyle Group US-based Landmark Aviation.

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Container-Themed Logistics Deal Toy

Container-themed deal toy commemorating the acquisition of San Francisco-based Apex Maritime by Kerry Logistics. Kerry Logistics is headquartered in Hong Kong.

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Freight container-themed deal tombstone marking the sale of Apex Maritime, headquartered in San Francisco, to Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics.

Tire Company Deal Toy

Custom deal toy marking a sale-leaseback of 19 properties in five states. The tenant of the properties is Evansville, Indiana-based Raben Tire Co.

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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.