Daihatsu was acquired by Toyota Motor on August 31, 1998

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Out of 60 sectors in the Mergr database, automotive ranked 15 in number of deals in 1998. The largest automotive acquisition in 1998 was Chrysler Group - which was acquired by Daimler AG for $36.0B.

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Daihatsu Motor Co. (Daihatsu)

1-1 Daihatsu-cho Ikeda-shi,
Osaka, 563-8651

Daihatsu Supplies K-Cars and compact cars to Toyota Motor Corporation and Subaru Corporation in Japan and also supplies Toyota with a variety of car models overseas. Since commencing consigned production of Toyota vehicles in 1969, Daihatsu has expanded its business, including by providing Toyota with OEM products and also supplying Subaru with OEM products beginning in 2009. Besides consigned production and OEM vehicles in Japan, Daihatsu also supplies a wide range of vehicles overseas that includes production in Indonesia of the Avanza, which was jointly developed with Toyota, and the Agya, which we began supplying to Toyota in 2013 as an OEM vehicle.

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