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.

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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Amphenol Financial Tombstone

Financial tombstone recognizing the acquisition by Wallingford, Connecticut-based electroparts manufacturer Amphenol of Tecvox. Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, Tecvox is a manufacturer and supplier of intelligent automotive infotainment components.

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Queensland Motorways Financial Tombstone

Financial tombstone marking the acquisition by Queensland Motorways of the CLEM 7 tunnel. The tunnel and tollroad network connects several major Brisbane roadways.

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DFDS/BNP Paribas Lucite Commemorative

Lucite commemorative marking partnership between DFDS, a shipping and logistics company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and BNP Paribas, headquartered in Paris.

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FTS International Lucite Tombstone

Lucite tombstone marking the acquisition of Fort Worth-based FTS International by Fairmount Minerals, a global producer of industrial sand located in Chardon, Ohio. KeyBanc Capital Markets, headquartered in Cleveland, provided the acquisition financing.

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Shipping Container-Themed Resin Deal Toy

Resin deal toy commemorating a transaction in the shipping and container industry. Parties participating in the deal were Bank of America, Warburg Pincus, and Vestar Capital Partners (all based in New York, New York).


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Armored Car Dealtoy

Gray Truck Bank-themed armored car dealtoy.

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Shipping Industry Lucite Tombstone

Lucite tombstone commemorating a transaction in the shipping industry.

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Berkshire Partners Deal Toy

Deal toy marking the investment by Berkshire Partners in Eatontown, New Jersey-based ESP, a military service provider. Berkshire Partners is located in Boston.

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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.