FTD Companies announces early termination of HSR waiting period FTD Companies (FTD) and Liberty Interactive (LINTA) announced that the companies received notice of early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, or HSR, with respect to FTD's pending acquisition of Liberty's Provide Commerce floral and gifting businesses. Under the terms of the transaction agreement, Provide Commerce will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of FTD. The transaction is valued at $430M, consisting of 10.2M shares of FTD common stock representing approximately 35% of the combined company and $121M in cash. FTD and Liberty expect to complete the transaction by the end of 2014. Termination of the HSR waiting period satisfies one of the conditions required for completion of the transaction. The transaction remains subject to approval by FTD's stockholders and other customary conditions.