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.

Highway-Themed Financial Tombstone

Custom crystal tombstone recognizing the acquisition of a stake in the Pacifico Sur toll road, located in Mexico. The stake was acquired by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

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Cruise Ship-Themed Crystal Deal Toy

Custom crystal deal toy commemorating the sale of a 50% stake by NYK in its cruise business. The share was acquired by Japanese ship management and investment company Anchor Ship Partners.

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iPhone-Themed Custom Award

iPhone-themed custom award celebrating the attainment of 25,000 end users for the newly launched MTA Insight app.

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Custom Lucite celebrating the attainment of 25,000 end users for an app launched by New York City's MTA.

Map-Themed LNG Financing Tombstone

Crystal tombstone marking a credit facility for Sovcomflot (SCF). The funds will finance construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier.

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Airplane-Themed Fund Closing Tombstone

Custom tombstone celebrating the successful closing of the WNG Aircraft Opportunities Fund II. The Fund is expected to acquire 40-60 Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

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Custom Lucite celebrating the successful of the WNG Aircraft Opportunities Fund II. The fund is focused on investment in a portfolio of Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

Car-Themed Lucite Tombstone

Custom Lucite tombstone marking the acquisition of Carubba Collision, a chain automobile repair centers located in upstate New York.

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Custom deal toy recognizing the acquisition by Illinois-based Gerber Collision and Glass of Carubba Collision. Carubba operates. Carubba operates auto repair centers in upstate New York.

Police Car-Themed Deal Toy

Police car-themed deal toy marking the merger of Lexipol and Praetorian Digital. The resulting platform provides local government and public safety clients to policy and training materials.

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Police car-themed Lucite tombstone recognizing the merger of Praetorian Digital and Lexipol. The combined entity offers a training and education platform for local government and public safety personnel.

Airline Industry Deal Toy

Custom deal toy marking a rights issue by Norwegian Air.

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Airplane-themed deal toy recognizing a rights issue by Norwegian Air.

Lithium Battery-Themed Crystal Deal Toy

Custom crystal marking a joint venture focused on the automotive lithium-ion battery, and involving Hitachi, Maxell, and INCJ.

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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.