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.

Yen Loan Financial Tombstone

Flag-themed financial tombstone commemorating a yen-denominated loan made several Japanese banks to Turkey’s Yilport. The loan was earmarked for the purchase of port container cranes.

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Port of Darwin Lease Commemorative

Lucite commemorative marking the signing of a 99-year lease for operations of the Port of Darwin.

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Street Tram-Themed Deal Toy

Street tram-themed deal toy commemorating multiple transactions involving Sunrise Communications. The Swiss telecom firm is based in Zurich.

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Reverse Risk

Auto-themed deal toy marking the sale of ReverseRisk to Reynolds and Reynolds. ReverseRisk is a web-based platform that provides business information and analytics to automotive dealers.

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Port-Themed Container Deal Toy

Port-themed container deal toy marking financing for the acquisition by Turkish terminal operator Yilport of the Gävle Container Terminal in Sweden.

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Light Rail Project Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy commemorating financing of Canberra’s light rail project, Capital Metro. The Australian transportation project involves the design and construction of a rail route from the Gunghalin area to Canberra.

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Container Ship-Themed Deal Tombstone

Container ship-themed deal tombstone commemorating notes issued by Maersk. The Danish  shipping company is the largest container line by capacity.

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Lucite deal toy commemorating the purchase by General Motors of Cruise Automation. Based in San Francisco, Cruise is the developer of self-driving car technology. (6ALJA12)

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Parking Meter-Themed Deal Toy

Parking meter-themed deal toy marking the acquisition of Duncan Solutions by Marlin Equity Partners. Duncan provides parking and transportation products and services to commercial clients and municipalities.

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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.