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.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy celebrating a joint venture centered on a charging network for battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The partners for the EV network are Daimler Truck, BlackRock, and NextEra Energy. (22AZH233)

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Tire-Themed Crystal Deal Tombstone (Side View)

Side view of crystal deal tombstone celebrating the acquisition of Pressure Systems International. The San Antonio-based company produces trailer automatic tire inflation systems. (22AKL402)

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Crystal deal toy commemorating the acquisition of Texas-based Pressure Systems International. Nearly 2 million of the company's automatic tire inflation systems have been installed on commercial trailers. Top view of crystal tire-themed deal toy marking the acquisition of Pressure Systems International by Michigan-based Clarience Technologies.

Advanced Marine Preservation Financial Tombstone

Crystal financial tombstone marking the acquisition of Jacksonville, Florida-based Advanced Marine Preservation. The company provides preservation services, notably for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, in the maintenance of its small surface ships. (22AKL489)

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Top view of deal tombstone recognizing the acquisition of Advanced Marine Preservation.

Ship’s Wheel-Themed Project Commemorative

Wood and Lucite commemorative celebrating the successful completion of multiple projects. (22AKL367)

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Bulldozer-Themed Financial Tombstone

Lucite financial tombstone, incorporating a marblelized base, commemorating notes issues by Commercial Credit Group. The Charlotte-based company provides equipment financing to the construction, fleet transportation, waste, and machine tool industries. (22AKL427)

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Side view of bulldozer-themed financial tombstone. View of deal tombstone showing recesses on base for bulldozer.

Shipyard-Themed Crystal Deal Toy

Custom crystal deal toy marking the acquisition by private equity firm Cerberus of the Hanjin Subic Bay Shipyard. The facility, located near a former U.S. naval base, was converted into a commercial shipyard in the 1990’s. (22LJW106)

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Rocket-Inspired Deal Toy

Back view of rocket-inspired crystal deal toy. (22LJW075)

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Map-Themed Telecommunications Deal Toy

Map-themed deal toy marking the acquisition of 68 Systems. The Singapore-based firm specializes in telecommunications infrastructure, network integration, and civil and environmental engineering. (22AKL256)

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Compass-Themed Wood Deal Toy

Wood deal tombstone commemorating the acquisition of the Stamford, Connecticut-based insurance company Navigators. Navigators serves 22 verticals, including maritime, life sciences, energy, and environmental.

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Wood deal toy celebrating the acquisition of specialty insurer Navigators Group. Navigators underwrites primarily in the global marine, construction, and energy industries.

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.