Since 2004, Abel has been involved in real estate transactions in Europe, and utility scale PV solar, wind power, forestry and biomass transactions in Europe, the US, and Japan. Joint ventures were successfully pursued with private equity investors, financial institutions or regulated funds, and industrial joint venture partners. Over the years key transactions worth in excess of €3.5bn have been consummated with counterparties such as UBS Real Estate Funds, UBS Infrastructure Funds, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Deutsche Bank, Fortress, Sumitomo Corporation, major US Timberland Funds, LHI Leasing, and similar peers. In Switzerland alone Abel’s entities completed major transactions in excess of CHF 950m with the likes of Deutsche Bank London, Credit Suisse, UBS, Swisslife, or Migros Bank. Abel has been a serial entrepreneur and investor during the 1990’ies in the media sector for ten years. He sold off all positions in the sector by 2001.