As European corporations continue to look at securitization for funding, there has been growing interest in inventory-backed structures, kicking off what could be a trend in coming years, said analysts at Moody's Investors Service.

"We have noticed over the last two years a growth of inventory securitizations in Europe since the first transaction, the well-publicized Marne et Champagne deal, launched in 2000," said Carole Gintz Yomtov, associate analyst at Moody's. "The success of these transactions signals a nascent receptiveness of the concept among the corporate sector as an alternative source of financing.

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