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.

Sports Boat-Themed Deal Tombstone

Deal tombstone celebrating the initial public offering by sports boat manufacturer MasterCraft. The IPO for the Vonore, Tennessee-based company was underwritten by Baird, Raymond James, and Wells Fargo.

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Train-Themed Logistics Deal Toy

Train-themed deal toy marking the acquisition of Mobil Capital Holdings by Alliance Pulse Processors (a subsidiary of Saskatchewan-based AGT). The acquisition includes Mobil Grain, a grain processing and loading operation.

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RV-Themed Lucite Tombstone

Lucite tombstone marking a credit facility for Patrick Industries, a producer of components for the recreation vehicle (RV) and manufactured housing markets. The company is based in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Shipping Industry Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy marking a leveraged recapitalization for Hyundai Merchant Marine. Hyundai Merchant is South Korea’s second-largest shipping company.

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Rocket-Themed Deal Tombstone

Rocket-themed deal tombstone celebrating the purchase of a minority share in London-based Chenavari Capital Partners. The stake was acquired by Dyal Capital Partners, the private equity business of Neuberger Berman.

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Airport Services Deal Toy

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Gas Tanker Deal Toy

Custom deal toy commemorating the acquisition of Supagas by Taiyo Nippon Sanso. Supagas is an Australian supplier of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

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Trucking Industry Lucite Tombstone

Lucite tombstone marking an investment in Team Drive-Away. The Shawnee, Kansas-based firm provides truck and specialized equipment drive-away delivery services.

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Asphalt and Concrete Deal Toy

Custom deal toy recognizing the acquisition of AA Asphalting, and asphalt and concrete restoration firm located western Washington state. The purchaser was Seattle-based Montlake Capital.

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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.