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.

ADP Aquisition Custom Lucite

Custom Lucite commemorating the acquisition by ADP of The Cobalt Group, a Seattle-based online design and marketing firm serving auto dealers across the U.S. ADP is headquartered in Roseland, New Jersey, and was advised in the transaction by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Safeway Dealtoy

Dealtoy commemorating the sale of notes by Safeway, the food and drug retailer headquartered in Pleasanton, California. Bank of America, Barclays, and Deutsche Bank served as joint bookrunning managers for the sale

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Ports America Financial Tombstone

Financial tombstone celebrating loan package for Ports America, headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. Citi served as bookrunner and mandated lead arranger.

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MetLife Lucite Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy commemorating the sale by New York City-based MetLife of 60-year exchangeable surplus trust securities.


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Invest Industrial IV Fund Lucite Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy celebrating the closing of the Invest Industrial IV Fund. The fund’s primary purpose is investment in Italy and Spain.

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Automotive Industry Crystal Deal Toy

Custom deal toy celebrating a transaction involving General Motors.

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Danaos Custom Dealtoy

Custom dealtoy celebrating financing of new vessels for Danaos, a container shipping company headquartered in Athens, Greece. Danaos was advised by Evercore Partners.

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Helicopter-Themed Financial Tombstone

Financial tombstones related to the acquisition by Charlotte-based Goodrich Corporation of Atlantic Inertial Systems, a navigational systems manufacturer located in Cheshire, Connecticut. The seller, J.F. Lehman & Company, was advised by Evercore Partners.

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Bicycle-Themed Lucite Commemorative

Lucite commemorative marking notes issued by Horsham, Pennsylvania-based GMAC, a subsidiary of Ally Financial, headquartered in Detroit.


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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.