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.

Bridge-Themed Deal Tombstone

Bridge-themed deal tombstone marking the acquisition of Ballast Nedam. The Dutch engineering and construction firm was purchased by Turkey’s Renaissance Construction.

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Cat-Themed Car Care Tombstone

Cat-themed tombstone marking the acquisition of French auto care chain Feu Vert. The cat has been a longtime brand mascot of the firm. 

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Autoparts-Themed Deal Toy

Custom deal toy marking the acquisition by Hong Kong-based Johnson Electric Holdings of Canadian autoparts firm Stackpole. Ontario-based Stackpole produces components for automotive powertrains.

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Senior Notes Deal Tombstone

Custom deal toy commemorating the issue of senior notes by Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s European subsidiary, Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe.

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Train-Themed Deal Tombstone

Train-themed deal tombstone marking the initial public offering by Green Plains Partners. GPP was formed by its parent, Green Plains, to acquire, develop, and operate fuel and ethanol storage tanks, and related transportation infrastructure.

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Auto Parts Deal Tombstone

Lucite deal tombstone celebrating the acquisition by Mexico’s Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS) or Automotive Components Europe (the ACE Group). ACE Group manufactures brake components for the automotive industry.

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Travel Service Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy recognizing the acquisition by Expedia of online travel agency Orbitz. Expedia is based in Bellevue, Washington.

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Expedia-Wingz Deal Tombstone

Deal tombstone marking the investment by Expedia in airport ridesharing  mobile app Wingz. Wingz is based in San Francisco.

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Tire-Themed Deal Toy

Tire-themed deal toy marking the recapitalization of German industrial rayon producer Cordenka. One of the applications of the rayon material is in high-performance tires.

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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.