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.

Tire-Themed Tender Offer Tombstone

Tire-themed tombstone commemorating a tender offer by China National Chemical Corp  (ChemChina) for  Italian tire-maker Pirelli. Pirelli is the fifth largest tire manufacturer globally.

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Airport Control Tower-Themed Deal Toy

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Ohio-Themed Custom Lucite

Custom Lucite commemorating the annual results of The Shelly Company, a provider of asphalt, ready mix concrete, and paving services. The company is based in Thornville, Ohio.

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Deal Toy with Spinning Globe

Deal toy with spinning globe commemorating a loan involving TAV Airport’s operation at Turkey’s Milas-Bodrum Airport.

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Toll Road-Themed Deal Toy

Custom deal toy involving 183 South toll road project, aimed at improving access to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas. The first phase of the project—known popularly as the Bergstrom Expressway—is due to be completed in 2019.

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Snowplow-Themed Deal Toy

Snow-themed deal toy marking a transaction involving Salt Holdings Corporation. The company, which produces highway deicing salt, now operates as Compass Minerals International.

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Compass-Themed Deal Tombstone

Compass-themed deal tombstone recognizing the formation of a fund specializing in the acquisition of dry bulk vessels.

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Travel Company Tombstone

Lucite tombstone marking the acquisition of travel management company Direct Travel. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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Vehicle Leasing Deal Toy

Custom deal toy marking the sale of two vehicle leasing firms.

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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.