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.

Aerospace Industry Financial Tombstone

Crystal financial tombstone marking the acquisition of Cassavant Machining, a manufacturer of precision parts for the aerospace, military, and commercial markets.

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Custom deal tombstone, featuring 3-D laser-etching of jet airplanes, commemorating the acquisition of Cassavant Machining. The firm manufactures precision parts for the military and commercial aerospace markets.

Service Vehicle-Themed Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy commemorating the acquisition of Danish damage control and property services from SSG Group.

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Lucite deal tombstone marking the acquisition by Danish private equity group Polaris of SSG. Based in Denmark, SSG provides damage control and property services in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

Cargo-Themed Acquisition Tombstone

Custom Lucite tombstone commemorating the acquisition of Magaya, a provider of software for warehouse and supply-chain management.

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Car-Themed Auto Trust Tombstone

Lucite tombstone commemorating a portfolio of asset-backed notes secured by auto receivables.

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Aviation-Themed Leadership Training Commemorative

Aviation-themed leadership training commemorative.

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GPS-themed commemorative recognizing leadership training in the aviation industry.

Airport-Themed Deal Tombstone

Crystal deal tombstone commemorating the acquisition of a majority stake in London Gatwick, Britain’s second largest airport. The stake was purchased by Vinci, a French construction and transport concession group.

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Car-Themed Financial Tombstone

Crystal financial tombstone commemorating the acquisition by auto dealer AP Eagers of Automotive Holding Group. The acquisition will result in Australia’s largest car dealership.

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Gas Station Pump Deal Toy

Custom crystal deal toy commemorating the acquisition of Hooten Equipment Company. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company is a distributor of petroleum and fueling station equipment.

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Tollbooth-Themed Crystal Deal Toy

Crystal deal toy commemorating the sale of an interest in PT Margautama Nusantara, a Philippine toll road and operator. The stake was acquired by Philippines’ Metro Pacific Tolways Corp. (MPTC).

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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.