Transportation

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.

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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Strategic Partnership Commemorative

Custom Lucite commemorative celebrating a strategic partnership between Dallas-based Interstate Batteries and Aqua Metals of Alameda, California. Under the agreement, Interstate will provide Aqua Metals with millions of pounds of used batteries, which will then be recycled using new AquaRefining technology.

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Custom Lucite commemorative celebrating a strategic partnership between Dallas-based Interstate Batteries and Aqua Metals of Alameda, California. Under the agreement, Interstate will provide Aqua Metals with millions of pounds of used batteries, which will then be recycled using new AquaRefining technology.

Recycled Auto Parts Deal Tombstone

Auto industry tombstone commemorating Euro notes issued by Chicago-based LKQ Corporation. The auto parts firm specializes in recycled and remanufactured parts.

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Car-Themed Deal Tombstone

Car-themed deal tombstone marking the acquisition  of a majority stake in Mecaplast Group.  The automotive injection molding firm is based in Monaco.

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Public Transport Deal Tombstone

Lucite tombstone with spinning element commemorating a sale-leaseback involving the bus fleet of Brisbane, Australia.

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Aerostructures Business Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy marking the sale by Melbourne, Florida-based Harris of its aerostructures unit.  The unit designs and manufactures advanced composite structures for use in both military and civilian aircraft.

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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.