August saw an all-time high in deal value as global M&A continued to climb to a record $3.9 trillion, according to Refinitiv. It was also the strongest month for cross-border deal values since the research firm began tracking deals in 1980. 

Hellman & Friedman’s deal for Cordis; and HIG Capital’s purchase of Oxford Global Resources were among some of the notable middle-market deals that closed in August.