Big4 M&A Senior Manager to Bulge Bracket M&A Desk - Possible?

A friend of mine has 8 years of workex in corporate finance and M&A/PE. The last 3 years of which he has spent in a Big4 M&A Desk. Previously he has been with leading corporates like P&G in their M&A team. He is a fast tracker in his current job but believes that his chances of making it to a Bulge Bracket M&A Desk are very very slim. I ofcourse have bet him against it ...

What do you guys think?? Btw he works in Singapore and overseas deals in APAC.

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