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.

Airline Loyalty Card Tombstone

Custom Lucite commemorating Advent International’s acquisition of a stake in LifeMiles. LifeMiles, a subsidiary of Avianca, is a Latin America-focused airline loyalty program.

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Offshore Oil Services Deal Toy

Deal tombstone recognizing the sales of Esvagt by Danish firm Maersk. Esvagt operates ships that provide support services to offshore oil rigs.

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Armored Car Custom Lucite

Armored car deal tombstone commemorating acquisition of Peruvian cash-management company Hermes. The acquisition was made by The Carlyle Group.

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Sydney Light Rail Deal Tombstone

Custom Lucite commemorating financing related to the Sydney Light Rail system. The ALTRAC consortium consists of Alstom, Transdev, Acciona and Capella Capital.

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Deal Tombstone for Vehicle Electronics Firm

Custom tombstone recognizing the acquisition of Wisconsin-based vehicle electronics firm Wells Manufacturing. The acquirer was Japan’s NGK Spark Plug Co., headquartered in Nagoya.  

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Oil Terminal Custom Tombstone with Railcar

Custom Lucite recognizing the acquisition by Arc Logistics of Joliet Bulk, Barge & Rail, a crude oil upload terminal. Arc made the acquisition through a joint venture with GE Energy Financial Services.

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Highway Safety Deal Tombstone

Custom Lucite commemorating the investment by Main Street Capital in M.H. Corbin. The Plain City, Ohio-based firm highway safety and traffic management products.

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Industrial Fibers Deal Toy

Custom deal gift marking the divestment by DuraFiber of its Asian operations. Based in Huntersville, North Carolina, DuraFiber industrial polyester fibers and fabrics used in products such as tires and seat belts.

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Road Maintenance Deal Tombstone

Custom Lucite commemorating the acquisition of road maintenance firm Mouchel. The acquirer was U.K.-based construction and property group Kier.

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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.