Monitor’s Top Private Independents continued their upward climb in 2019, surpassing the $8 billion threshold and achieving a 16.4% year-over-year increase. The group forecast a 21.9% gain for 2020, but with the impact of the coronavirus and oil market volatility, only time will tell if the group will maintain its trajectory in the year ahead.

The Top 25 Private Independents achieved another year of steady growth, reporting a new record for the group of $8,059.2 million in new business volume for 2019, marking a 16.4% year-over-year increase. Of the group, 21 achieved a net volume gain of $1,287.9 billion, three reported a net decline of $150.3 million and one reported no change.