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.

School Bus-Themed Deal Toy

Lucite deal toy marking the exit by Mumtalakat Holding Company from an investment in Dubai-based GEMS Education. Mumtalakat is the sovereign wealth fund of Bahrain.

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Custom deal tombstone commemorating the sale of a stake in GEMS Education, which operates 48 schools in the Middle East.

Connecticut-Themed Highway Deal Toy

Custom Lucite commemorating the acquisition of a stake in 23 highway service plazas in Connecticut.

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Custom deal toy marking the acquisition of a stake in 23 interstate highway fuel and retail plazas located in Connecticut. The acquisition was made by Irish highway services retailer Applegreen, based in Dublin.

Highway Sign-Themed Deal Toy

Custom crystal deal toy marking the offering of notes issued by Avis Budget Group. Avis operates over 11,000 car rental locations internationally.

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Custom crystal deal tombstone commemorating an offering of senior notes by Avis Budget Group. In addition to rental outlets, Avis also provides a car sharing network through its Zipcar subsidiary.

Boarding Pass-Themed Deal Toy

Crystal financial tombstone commemorating Expedia’s acquisition of full ownership in what had been its joint venture with AirAsia.

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Crystal tombstone recognizing the buyout by Expedia of its joint venture with AirAsia.

Marine-Themed Oil Service Tombstone

Crystal tombstone, featuring 3D etching, celebrating the purchase of the marine seismic acquisition of oil field services firm Schlumberger.

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Mountain-Themed Acquisition Deal Toy

Mountain-themed crystal deal toy recognizing the acquisition of Montana-based Mark Rite Lines Equipment.  MRL manufactures highway and road-marking heavy equipment.

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Custom deal tombstone commemorating the acquisition of Mark Rite Lines Equipment. Based in Billings, Montana, MRL provides truck-mounted and ride-on road and highway marking equipment.

General Motors Recognition Award

Custom supplier award presented General Motors.

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Prospectus-Themed Lyft Deal Toy

Prospectus-themed deal tombstone marking the IPO of Lyft.

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Crystal deal tombstone commemorating the initial public offering of ride-hailing service Lyft.

Automobile Tire-Themed Financial Tombstone

Custom financial tombstone commemorating the acquisition of Indonesian car tire maker Multistrada.

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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.