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  • 7 Landmark Tech Deal Toys

    An LBO. A British cop. A flying taxi. Two Facebook rejects. See these stories, and more, as we unfurl our gallery of landmark tech deal toys. Michael Dell managed to upstage the $25 billion LBO in which he took his company private in 2013 with this 2015 deal. It remains the largest tech acquisition in […]

  • European Deal Toys: Ice Cream, Excel, & The Eiffel Tower

    This week’s blog post—our 100th—highlights deals and deal toys from France, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland, and Spain. Take a quick look. Sweden’s Candyking specializes in “pick ‘n’ mix” confectionery. Swedes consume about 16 kilos of candy per person annually. (The world’s highest per capita consumer? Germany.)Valencia-based GH Electrotermia produces induction heating equipment.The Linth-Limmern hydroelectric system is […]

  • European Deal Toys: Ghosts, Princesses, & Chelsea Football

    Our latest gallery of European deal toys features ghosts, princesses, and Bulgarian water. Take a quick tour, and as always, if you have a tombstone project pending or in the works, be sure to contact those responsible for these designs: our London office. DFS (Duty Free Stores) was co-founded by Robert Miller—recently recognized as the […]

  • European Deal Toys: Stephen Hawking, Himalayan Bridges, and Hg

    He’s been assaulted with a bazooka, drilled with a football, and unceremoniously sucked into a black hole–and he’s now the centerpiece of one of the deal toys featured here. Take a moment to catch up on some recent European deals and deal toys you may have missed— outside your group, office, bank, or country. The […]

  • European Deal Toys: Scottish Unicorns, Oliver Stone & Others You Missed

    Complete this sequence: Supply chain robots… Online travel… Scottish unicorns… DraftKings… and Yes, that’s right, what else: “Oliver Stone”. With that context, you’re now ready to take a quick look at our latest gallery of European deal toys. As always, the next time you’re in need of deal toys or custom awards, please remember to […]

  • European Deal Toys: VR, Giant Trucks & More!

    It’s Hellblade and Everest VR, combined with giant trucks, crossed with Danish street lamps, and laughing cows. Some new, misconceived game? No, it’s actually our latest collection of European deal toys. Take a moment to check it out–and, as always, remember to contact our London office for your next project. The Belaz 75710, believed to […]

  • European Deal Toys: Rugby, Ice Cream, Auto Parts & More!

    Rugby…artisanal ice cream…cybersecurity…spare automobile parts. Georgia (no, not the one in the U.S). Alabama (yes, the one in the U.S.). They’re all part of our latest gallery of European deal toys. Take a quick look. Tbilisi-based TBC Bank is a sponsor of Georgia’s national rugby team. The team begins play in the Rugby Europe International […]

  • Hospital-Themed Lucite Tombstone

    European Deal Toys: PE Holdings, Handmade Licorice & More!

    It’s been praised by the Wall Street Journal for its “pure, not-too-sweet flavor and gratifying chew”. It comes in flavors ranging from Salty Chili Cranberry to Blackcurrant Chocolate to Raspberry Chocolate Coated Chili. And it’s the subject of just one of the deals covered in our latest gallery of European deal toys—which features transactions from Poland, […]

  • Landmark IPO Deal Toys: Part 3 of 3

    Any retrospective of landmark IPO deal toys runs the risk of appearing, well, ill-timed—maybe even tone-deaf. But if you checked out the earlier posts in this series, you know that many of these pieces make for interesting cultural artifacts in their own right. And some are simply fun to look at. That being said, IPO’s […]