Vantiv Inc., a Cincinnati-based provider of payment processing services for merchants and financial institutions, said Wednesday that it has agreed to buy Litle & Co. for $361 million as Vantiv looks to expand its e-commerce capabilities. Lowell-based Litle & Co. is an e-commerce payment processor for companies that sell goods and services to consumers over the Internet and through direct response marketing. Upon completion, Litle & Co. will become a subsidiary of Vantiv and maintain its location in Lowell.
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