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  • European Deal Toys: Gareth Bale, Private Equity & More!

    The fabled Red Dragon: Y Ddraig Goch. Nothing like it to make a Welshman’s heart swell. And speaking of swelling, what’s the story with Gareth Bale’s ankle? Not to appear crass, but will he be ready for Wales’s World Cup qualifier against Ireland in March, or not?…And when will he be back with La Liga? […]

  • More Landmark IPO Deal Toys: Featuring Steven Seagal!

    Mao Zedong. Vladimir Putin. Steven Seagal. What do they have in common? Undoubtedly very little—other than maybe appearing in the gallery below. Be sure to check out as well our earlier collection of landmark IPO deal toys (as well as the third —and final—installment). And just to avoid any misleading or deceptive claims, we should probably […]

  • Lucite Beer-Bottle Tombstone

    European Deal Toys: Hidden Hotel Bars, Ice Cream Powder, & More!

    Looking for the hotel bar? The door’s over there—through the bathroom. Need 18 million tangerines— by the first week of December? No problem. Your yacht’s off-course? Relax. You’re covered. Need deal toys? Contact our London office. For more information on these and other questions—-and a gallery of some recent European tombstones—please see below. Tangerines have […]

  • KKR IPO Deal Toy

    Landmark IPO Deal Toys: KKR, Apple, Shrek & More! (Part 1)

    Twitter, Google, KKR, Facebook, Palm, Apple, DreamWorks…. They’re only some of the high-profile IPO’s we’ve commemorated over the years. And though we’ve pulled together galleries of landmark tombstones, and highlighted European IPO’s, we’ve never done a truly comprehensive retrospective of IPO deal toys—from the most recent to those dating back to our inception. So why […]

  • European Deal Toys: Funds, Formula One, & French Wind Farms!

    Sorry: maybe this whole alliteration thing has gone too far. Even so, we could have titled this post “Gases, Goldman, and Grand Prix”. or “Mercedes, Messaging, and Middle-Market”. But we didn’t—-thankfully. In any case, don’t let that title stop you from checking our most recent selection below of European deals and deal toys—and, more importantly, […]

  • UFC Punching Bag Boxing-Themed Deal Toy

    Great Sports-Themed Deal Toys: From Fenway to UFC to Curling

      So what’s with the title of this post? Why would we possibly use a feeble-sounding, mealy-mouthed term like “sports-themed” to describe this gallery? The answer is pretty simple: we’ve found over the years that some of the most effective designs in this category commemorate deals that, it turns out, had absolutely no connection with […]

  • Television-themed deal toy

    European Deal Toys: Google, Swedish Wind Farms, TV & More!

    Google and a wind farm? The Carlyle Group and Swedish TV? McKinsey and a Spanish OTA? You can find out how all these are connected—and more—in our newest gallery of European deal toys below. And for answers about deal toys or custom awards, be sure to contact the creators of these designs: our London office. […]

  • European Deal Toys: Pimco, Poultry, & Pub Food!

    The company that provides gearboxes for Lamborghini and Ferrari… The European firm that owns U.S. investment giant Pimco… The food services company recently acquired for £2.2 billion— one originally begun as a poultry business by three brothers. See more in our newest gallery of European deal toys! Sales of organic products in Sweden—-Midsona’s largest market—-increased almost […]

  • European Deal Toys: Mercedes, GoPro Cycling Footage & Artesian Water!

    A cycling legend hurtles down a treacherous Welsh mountainside—-dodging cars as he reaches speeds of 80km/h. So what? What possible connection could that have to…..deal toys? See below and find out for yourself. Recently honored as the best artesian brand, Norway’s Voss is made from glacier water and sold in over 50 countries. Fiji Water […]