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.

Crane-Themed Crystal Deal Toy

Crystal deal toy commemorating the acquisition of  Demag Mobile Cranes, a German manufacturer of cranes and related parts. The firm specializes in equipment for port facilities.

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Airplane-Themed Lucite Tombstone

Airplane-themed Lucite tombstone marking a bond issue by SATA Air Azores.

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Custom financial tombstone, incorporating a model airplane, commemorating a 65 million Euro bond issue by SATA Air Azores.

Infrastructure Bond Deal Toy

Custom deal toy commemorating bonds issued by the Port of Brisbane (Australia).

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Airplane-Themed Crystal Tombstone

Airplane-themed crystal tombstone recognizing a senior secured term loan facility for Allegiant Air, a subsidiary of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel.

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Custom Resin & Wood Deal Toy (Top View)

Custom wood and Lucite deal toy marking the acquisition by cable television firm Comcast of European pay tv firm Sky.

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Roman Galley-Themed Tombstone

Custom resin and wood tombstone celebrating the sale by 21st Century Fox to Comcast of its stake in  the European pay-TV service Sky.

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Custom wood and Lucite deal toy commemorating the sale of a stake in U.K.-based satellite tv broadcaster Sky. Cable firm Comcast acquired the stake from 21st Century Fox.

Carsharing-Themed Deal Toy

Custom Lucite deal toy marking the acquisition of Paris-based car-sharing platform Drivy, which operates in 170 cities in Europe.

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Self-Driving Automobile Deal Toy

Crystal deal toy marking the acquisition by Underwriters Laboratories of kVA, an autonomous vehicle safety and advisory firm.

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Car-Themed Crystal Deal Tombstone

Car-themed deal tombstone commemorating the acquisition and merger of Jacobs Marketing Group and Dealer 121. JMS is a Long Island-based automotive direct marketing company; Dealer 121 provides a marketing platform tailored for small and medium-sized auto dealerships.

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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.