If a baseball player has been hitting .350 all year, some might forget how amazing that accomplishment is because it becomes commonplace over time.

It’s worth looking at the last week of M&A from that perspective. From Sept. 7-13, no records for deal value or volume were beat. There was not an inordinate number of SPACs or IPOs and no $30 billion deals were announced. But the march toward the greatest year in M&A history continues. And that consistency, like the baseball player hitting .350 all season, is remarkable in and of itself.