Tips & Tricks

  • 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 […]

  • 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? […]

  • European Deal Toys: Norwegian Tennis, Italian Fitness, MIT & More!

    Coffee, research, the gym, tennis, elderly care—that pretty much defines the entire cycle of life, and it also covers some of the highlights of our newest gallery of European deal toys. Be sure to keep our London office in mind if you have any deal toy or award projects you need to start—even if it’s […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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. […]