Following U.K. supermarket giant J. Sainsbury's recent GBP335.5 million ($526 million) sale-and-lease back securitization - lead managed by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and called Highbury Finance - rumors abound as to which U.K. retailer will next venture into the ABS market.

Retailer Marks & Spencer is also working on a sale-and-lease back securitization (also with Morgan Stanley) and they may soon be joined by Boots & Co. a Nottingham-based pharmacy group.

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