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.

Auto Component Deal Toy

Custom deal toy commemorating the acquisition of U.S. Farathane, a supplier of plastic injection-molded components to automakers. The company is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

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AutoTrader Custom Lucite

Financial tombstone commemorating the initial public offering by U.K.-based AutoTrader. Its content, consisting of auto classifieds, has fully migrated online from a print magazine format.

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Toll Road Deal Toy

Custom Lucite commemorating a credit facility for Mexican private toll road operator Red de Carreteras de Occidente.

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Custom Wood Shipping Deal Toy

Custom tombstone recognizing a credit facility established for Oceania Cruises. The cruise line operator is based in Miami, Florida.

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Currency Swap Deal Commemorative

Custom Lucite recognizing a currency swap for Johnson Electric. The Hong Kong-based firm specializes in motion systems for automotive and industrial applications.

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Trico Custom Deal Toy

Corporate tombstone marking the acquisition of Trico Products Inc. Headquartered in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Trico produces, markets, and distributes windshield wiper blades and components.

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Signet Maritime Industry Tombstone

Deal gift commemorating financing facility for Houston-based Signet Maritime Corporation. Signet is an international marine transportation company.

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Amports Lucite Tombstone

Lucite tombstone celebrating the acquisition of Amports, a vehicle ports processor with operations in Mexico and the United States. The purchaser was New York-based private equity firm Lincolnshire Management. 

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Delphi Automotive Parts Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy marking a bond offering by Delphi Corporation. Based in Troy, Michigan, Delphi is a global supplier of automotive parts.

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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.