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.

Racing Flag-Themed Deal Toy

Crystal deal toy commemorating the securitization of Japanese auto loan receivables.

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Airplane-Themed Custom Lucite

Custom Lucite commemorating the acquisition of Seanair Machine Co. The New York-based firm manufactures precision parts for the aerospace industry.

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Custom deal toy marking the acquisition of aerospace parts manufacturer Seanair. Components produced by the Farmingdale, New York-based company include landing gear, flight controls, and wing parts.

Car-Themed Auto Loan Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy commemorating notes issued by GTE Financial, and backed by a portfolio of automobile loans.

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Custom financial tombstone marking an asset-backed securitization by GTE Financial. The bonds were secured by a portfolio of auto loans.

Railroad-Themed Deal Toy

Crystal deal toy recognizing the acquisition of Macquarie European Rail. The transaction involves 137 freight and passenger locomotives.

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Glencore LNG Tanker-Themed Deal Toy

Tanker-themed deal toy marking the sale by Orsted of its liquified natural gas (LNG) unit. The Danish energy firm sold the operation to trading and energy conglomerate Glencore, based in Baar, Switzerland.

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Oil Tanker-Themed Crystal Deal Tombstone

Crystal deal tombstone commemorating the sale by Boluda Corporacíon Marítima of its transportation and fuel supply division, Boluda Tankers.

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Custom financial tombstone recognizing the acquisition of Spain and Panama-based Boluda Tankers.

South Station Tower Financing Deal Toy

Crystal deal toy, incorporating a 3D laser etching of an office building, commemorating construction financing for an office tower in Boston. Construction of the mixed-use development above South Station has been delayed due to COVID-19.

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Pirate Ship-Themed Deal Toy

Code name-themed crystal deal toy celebrating two acquisitions by Americold, a real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in temperature-controlled warehouses. The  two cold storage facilities are located in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

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Railcar-Themed Deal Toy

Crystal deal toy commemorating the successful placement of shares, via an accelerated bookbuilding process by Stadler Rail. Stadler is a Swiss manufacturer of trains, light rail vehicles, and trams.

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Back view of crystal financial tombstone recognizing a stock offering by Stadler Rail, based in Bussnang, Switzerland.

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.