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.

Airport-Themed Deal Toy

Airport-themed deal toy recognizing the acquisition of operations rights for two Japanese airports: Kansai International and Osaka International.

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Electrical Plug-Themed Deal Tombstone

Electrical plug-themed deal tombstone marking the acquisition of Italian firm Bassi. Headquartered near Bologna, Bassi produces battery chargers for electric vehicles.

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Auto Supplier Financial Tombstone

Financial tombstone recognizing the acquisition by Delphi Automotive of HellermanTyton Group, a British manufacturer of electronic cable equipment. A significant portion of HellermanTyton’s sales are to the automotive industry and its suppliers.

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Cargo-Themed Lucite Tombstone

Custom Lucite tombstone commemorating the acquisition of World Freight Company International. Headquartered in France, WFCI is a general sales and services agent specializing in aviation freight cargo.

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Expedia-Travelocity Deal Tombstone

Custom deal tombstone marking the acquisition by travel booking site Expedia of Travelocity. Travelocity had been owned by Sabre.

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Auto Components Deal Tombstone

Deal tombstone marking post-IPO financing for Stabilus, a German manufacturer of gas struts. The firm is owned by private equity firm Triton Partners, and has 11 plants in Mexico, Canada, Asia, and the United States.

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Airport Wine Chain Tombstone

Tombstone marking the recapitalization of Vino Volo, an operator of airport wine bars and boutiques. The company has 36 locations in 25 airports across North America.

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GM-Lyft Deal Tombstone

Custom deal tombstone celebrating a $500 million investment by General Motors in ride-hailing service Lyft.

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Jet-Themed Lucite Tombstone

Lucite tombstone marking the acquisition by San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions of Composite Engineering. Headquartered in Sacramento, California, CEI produces remote-controlled miniature jets for military use.

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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.