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.

Bus-Inspired Financial Tombstone

Lucite financial tombstone commemorating the acquisition of bus transportation Nobina. The company operates approximately 4,000 buses in Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Denmark.

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Lucite deal toy marking the acquisition of Stockholm-based bus operator Nobina. (22LJW013)

Mining Truck-Themed Deal Toy

Mining truck-themed deal toy.

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Top view of mining truck-themed deal toy.

Automobile-Inspired Deal Toy

Custom crystal deal toy celebrating a combination involving Israel-based Otonomo Technologies. Based in Herzliya, Otonomo provides a cloud-based system for collecting data from connected cars.

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Delivery Van-Inspired Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy celebrating a private placement by Humble & Fume, a North American distributor of cannabis and cannabis accessories. Proceeds will be used for expansion of distribution operations in California.

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Shipping Container-Themed Corporate Milestone Commemorative

Custom crystal commemorative celebrating the attainment of 100,000 containers in J.B. Hunt’s intermodal fleet. The international freight company is headquartered in Lowell, Arkansas.

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Side view of crystal commemorative celebrating J.B. Hunt's reaching 100,000 shipping containers in its intermodal fleet. Back view of custom crystal celebrating a corporate milestone achieved by international shipper J.B. Hunt. In November, 2021 the Arkansas-based company reached 100,000 containers in its intermodal fleet.

Rocket-Themed Grand Prize Award

Crystal grand prize awarded at the Army Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch). The competition was won by West Lafayette, Indiana-based Adranos, a developer of solid rocket fuel for missile and space launch systems.

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Custom crystal award celebrating the victory by Adranos in the Army Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch) competition. Adranos is a Purdue University-affiliated startup specializing in solid rocket fuel. Back view of grand prize awarded at the Army-sponsored technology competition xTechSearch.

Airline Boarding Pass-Inspired Deal Toy

Crystal deal toy commemorating a sale-leaseback completed by Singapore Airlines  for 11 aircraft, including seven Airbus A350-900s and four Boeing B787-10s.

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Steering Wheel-Themed Financial Tombstone

Custom financial tombstone recognizing bridge financing provided to Faraday Future Intelligent Electric. The electric car manufacturer is based in Los Angeles, with a manufacturing plant under development in Hanford, California.

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Crystal deal toy commemorating bridge financing provided to Faraday Future. The electric vehicle (EV) maker is based in Los Angeles.

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.