Breadcrumb Home August 08, 2011 01:00 AM More deals, but smaller Private equity acquisitions are up nearly 12-fold from Q2 2009's trough, but average deal volume has continued to decline. Tweet Share Share Email More Toggle Fullscreen Share Bloomberg LP Although 2011's deal count so far has exceeded full-year 2007, deal volume has equaled only 23% of that boom year. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bloomberg LP Year-to-date EBIT, EBITDA and book value multiples have risen 29.4%, 37.1% and 54.2%, respectively, from their lows in 2009. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bloomberg LP Among tech- nology deals over $500 million, Providence Equity Partners' bid for Blackboard Inc. had the highest EBITDA multiple, at 20.9. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bloomberg LP U.S.-based acquisitions are down more than six percentage points through 2011 compared with full-year 2010.