My, how things change. On March 27, 1999, Renault invested $5.4 billion U.S. dollars to acquire a 36.8 percent stake in Nissan, which at that time was close to bankruptcy. In 2013, Renault-Nissan sold 8.3 million vehicles, nearly double the number from 1999. Today, Renault owns 43.4 percent of Nissan, while Nissan owns a 15 percent stake in Renault. One in ten cars sold around the world comes from the Renault-Nissan Alliance. In addition to the two main brands, the alliance includes Renault Samsung, Infiniti, Venucia, Dacia, Lada and Datsun brands. In 1999, sales of vehicles in the group of countries called BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) accounted for 1 percent of the alliance's total sales. Today, more than 30 percent of production is sold in these countries. Renault-Nissan has also launched a vehicle architecture specifically dedicated to emerging countries.