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.

Tender Offer Tombstone

Custom tombstone marking a tender offer involving rail infrastructure and technology company Vossloh. The company is based in Werdohl, Germany.

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Container Ship-Themed Deal Toy

Container ship-themed deal toy marking the recapitalization of transportation and logistics company American Fast Freight. AFF is headquartered in Fife, Washington.

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Iowa-Themed Deal Gift

Iowa-themed deal gift commemorating the sale of two ethanol plants in the state. The facilities are located in Menlo and Shell Rock.

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Light Rail Project Tombstone

Custom tombstone marking a transaction involving the Jerusalem light rail project.

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CarCareKiosk Corporate Milestone Commemorative

Lucite commemorative celebrating the attainment of 2,000,000 unique monthly users for the first time by CareCareKiosk.com. The website provides do-it-yourself video tutorials on care maintenance and repair.

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DC Comics Copyright Decision Commemorative

Custom commemorative marking a copyright decision in favor of DC Comics. The decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld DC Comics’s claim of copyright protectibility for the Batmobile.

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FedEx Verdict Commemorative

Verdict Commemorative marking a decision in favor of FedEx. FedEx is based in Memphis, Tennessee. (5AKL544)

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Auto Summit Custom Speaker Gift

Custom speaker gift presented at Mexico’s Automobile Industry Summit, held in December, 2015.

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Custom Acrylic with Embedded Sparkplug

Custom acrylic with embedded sparkplug marking the sale of Coler, a German distributor of light vehicle spare parts. The acquirer, London-based Alliance Automotive Group, is a portfolio company of Blackstone.

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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.