Ford Motor Co. has secured the services of Swiss broker UBS AG to advise the auto maker on the sale of its Aston Martin luxury sports car division.

Last week, Ford announced it was exploring the possible sale of all, or a portion of Aston Martin in order to secure revenue for investment in its other brands.

The struggling Dearborn, MI-based auto maker says several potential buyers have expressed interest in Aston Martin, which sold approximately 4,500 high-end sports cars last year.

While Ford has declined to reveal potential buyers for Aston Martin, reports have suggested Porsche AG could be in the running.

Other interested parties mentioned include luxury goods group LVMH; JCB, a European maker of construction vehicles; U.S. bank JP Morgan Chase & Co.; and several auto makers from Japan, China and Russia.